High Court Rules AIA Reviews Are Constitutional

Law360 (April 24, 2018, 10:13 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that America Invents Act reviews do not violate the U.S. Constitution and that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has the authority to invalidate patents, leaving intact a system that has been used to challenge thousands of patents.

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an argument that only federal courts can find patents invalid, upholding the authority of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the constitutionality of America Invents Act reviews. (Law360) In a 7-2 opinion, the high court rejected an argument by Oil States Energy Services LLC — which had appealed an AIA...

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