Top 6 Patent Rulings Of 2020: A Midyear Report

By Ryan Davis (June 29, 2020, 6:44 PM EDT) -- In the first half of the year, patent litigators saw decisions shutting down certain appeals in inter partes review cases and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board detailing when it will use its discretion to refuse to review patents. Here's a look at the most notable patent rulings so far in 2020.

Thryv Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies LP

The U.S. Supreme Court's April ruling in this case limited the appellate arguments available to patentees when the PTAB invalidates a patent, and increased the board's power by barring judicial oversight of some of its decisions.

In a 7-2 decision, the high court held that when...

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