The US Supreme Court recently announced two decisions, both of which affirm the constitutionality of post-grant procedures authorized by the America Invents Act and portend possible changes in those procedures going forward. In Oil States v. Greene's Energy Group (No. 16-712), the Court upheld the constitutionality of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings—a process by which the PTO is authorized to reconsider and cancel patent claims that were wrongly issued. In SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu (No. 16-969), the Court held 5-4 that when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) institutes an IPR, it must do so on all claims challenged in the IPR petition.
Please join WilmerHale to discuss initial impressions and reactions to the Supreme Court's Oil States and SAS Institute decisions. This webinar will provide:
- A brief synopsis of each opinion and its implications
- A discussion of potential impacts on stakeholders in the patent system
- An early assessment of possible changes in post-grant processes at the PTO
- Analysis of the potential impact of the decisions on your business and IP strategies
*CLE credit is not available for those who watch webinar recordings.