Eyes On High Court As Fed. Circ. Again Limits AIA Appeals

Law360, New York (February 10, 2016, 9:17 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday shut down another argument that would have effectively permitted an end-run around a rule barring appeals of institution decisions in America Invents Act reviews, shifting attention to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will soon hear a case that could permit such appeals.

(Credit: Law360) Synopsys Inc. urged the Federal Circuit to hold that final decisions on AIA reviews by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board must address every claim challenged by the petitioner, but the appeals court found that nothing in the statute requires the board to do that.

The AIA states that while the PTAB's...

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