US Tells Justices AIA Patent Reviews Are Constitutional

Law360, New York (October 24, 2017, 9:07 PM EDT) -- The federal government urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to rule that America Invents Act reviews do not violate the U.S. Constitution and are a legally permissible way for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to correct mistakes it makes when issuing patents.

With arguments set for Nov. 27 in a case that could reshape patent law, newly confirmed U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco on Monday urged the justices to reject patent holder Oil States Energy Services LLC’s position that the AIA’s inter partes review...
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