Published by the BPLA with the author’s and Wolf Greenfield’s permission. This article appeared on
Wolf Greenfield’s The Post-Grant Strategist blog
on
June 20, 2016.
Cuozzo
: The Case that Wasn’t
Volume 47, Issue 3
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
On June 20th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued what had the potential for being the most significant case to impact one of the most significant additions to patent law in our lifetimes. At issue in
Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee
was the way the Patent Office’s
Patent Trial and Appeal Board
(PTAB) and the courts have been dealing with a new type of challenge to patents, made available in the fall of 2012 under the
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
(AIA).

AIA trials have been sought
over 5,000 times
to challenge patents and are widely used to resolve patent disputes. Many patent owners complained that these proceedings were unfairly tilted in favor of those challenging patents. Cuozzo sought Supreme Court review of two such practices that it felt went too far and were inappropriate given the language and intent of the AIA. However, the Court sided with the PTAB on both issues, leaving the AIA trial process, as practitioners have come to know it over the last four years, intact.
Index
Table of Contents
President's Message by Erik Belt
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Message from the Editor-in-Chief
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Cuozzo
: The Case that Wasn’t
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Annual Dinner to Honor the Federal Judiciary an Evening Enjoyed by the Bench, Bar, and Guests
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Patent Agent Privilege in the United States and Canada
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Enfish and TLI:
A Study of the Federal Circuit’s Recent Section 101 Opinions
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USPTO Launches Pilot Program for Early Review of Cancer Immunotherapy Patent Applications
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Federal Circuit Finds
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Invented Here!
- 2016 - Highlighting New England’s Innovators
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BPLA Files Amicus Brief in Support of Sequenom’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
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Writing Competition
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Halo
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Members on the Move
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Reasonable Royalties and the Federal Circuit in 2015: Evolution of the Revolution
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Community Calendar
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