When The USPTO Institutes Inter Partes Review, It Must Decide Patentability Of All Challenged Claims

Venable Fitzpatrick Case Update
April 24, 2018

On April 24, 2018, in a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court held in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu that when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) institutes an inter partes review, it must decide the patentability of all of the claims the petitioner challenged, based on the plain text of 35 U.S.C. § 318(a).

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