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Divided Justices Ask Tough Questions About AIA Reviews

Law360, Washington (November 27, 2017, 6:20 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court took a hard look Monday at the constitutionality of America Invents Act reviews, questioning whether it’s fair for those who have come to rely on their patents to have them stripped away and why the patent office shouldn’t be able to correct its own mistakes.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has reviewed thousands of patents in inter partes reviews since they were created five years ago, so the case has attracted widespread attention in the patent world. Above, inventors protest against the...
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