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Client Alert: Supreme Court Issues Two Highly Anticipated Decisions Impacting Inter Partes Review

Cantor Colburn Client Alert

April 27, 2018

On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court issued two important decisions in the cases of Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, et al., and SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, addressing inter partes review (IPR).  Both cases will have a significant impact on IPR proceedings.  In sum and as discussed in greater detail in Cantor Colburn's Client Alert, the Court determined that (1) IPR proceedings are indeed constitutional, and (2) the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) must address all challenged claims in the final written decision.  

Cantor Colburn's Post Grant Review Practice handles IPRs related to all types of technologies for companies worldwide.  Andrew Ryan, the author of this client alert, chairs the practice and is a Litigation Partner of twenty years' experience.

Please note that each situation has its own unique circumstances and ramifications. This Client Alert is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice.

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