• Supreme Court Confirms Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Allowed in Inter Partes Review and Limits Review of Institution Decisions
  • August 18, 2017 | Authors: Robert H. Resis; Benjamin Koopferstock
  • Law Firms: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Chicago Office; Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office
  • On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee. The case stems from an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The decision, which was the first IPR decision on the merits, invalidated several claims of a patent owned by Cuozzo, which then appealed the decision to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and following the Federal Circuit affirmance decision, to the Supreme Court. A majority of the Court affirmed the Federal Circuit in an opinion written by Justice Breyer.