How The Gov't Defends PTAB Partial Institution Rule

By Jason Nolan (November 16, 2017, 1:52 PM EST) -- On Nov. 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal and ComplementSoft LLC (Case No. 16-969) to determine whether 35 U.S.C. § 318(a) requires the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to issue a final written decision as to every claim challenged by a petitioner, or whether the board may issue a final written decision with respect to the patentability of only some of the patent claims challenged by the petitioner.[1]...

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