SAS Presses High Court Over PTAB's Partial Reviews

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 6:37 PM EDT) -- SAS Institute Inc. is pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s practice of limiting its final decisions to patent claims that it agreed to review, arguing that the patent office had “selfishly” put its own efficiencies ahead of litigants and the courts.

The software developer’s brief, filed Monday, builds on arguments it made in January when it appealed to the high court. SAS contends that the PTAB should be required to address the patentability of every challenged claim,...
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