Tagged as: Supreme Court

Supreme Court Denies Cert on 5th Amendment Constitutionality of Subjecting Pre-AIA Patents to IPR

Today, the Supreme Court denied three petitions for certiorari challenging the constitutionality of subjecting patents issued prior to the America Invents Act (“AIA”) to inter partes review (“IPR”).  See Celgene v. Peter; Collabo v. Sony Corp.; Enzo v. Becton, Dickinson and Company.  In all three underlying cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had…

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Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Judicial Review before the PTAB

The Supreme Court yesterday narrowed the scope of judicial review of proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP.  Thryv had petitioned the PTAB to institute an IPR of Click-to-Call‘s patent.  Thryv’s predecessor had been sued on that patent more than one…

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SCOTUS Issues Key IPR Decisions

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued two key decisions concerning the fundamental authority of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to institute inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. First, in Oil State Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, the Court held in a seven to two…

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