Justices Appear Split On AIA Claim Construction Standard

By Ryan Davis (April 25, 2016, 10:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared torn Monday over whether America Invents Act reviews should use the same claim construction standard as courts, with one justice saying the reviews should interpret claims broadly to eliminate bad patents and another calling it "bizarre" that the standards are not aligned.

The high court heard oral arguments in a case in which Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, the first company to have a patent invalidated under the AIA's inter partes review system, is urging the justices to require the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to interpret the patent claims the same way as district courts....

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