Alert: United States Supreme Court agrees to decide whether “inter partes review” is constitutional

Alert: United States Supreme Court agrees to decide whether “inter partes review” is constitutional

Alert: United States Supreme Court agrees to decide whether “inter partes review” is constitutional

On Monday, June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court decided to rule on whether inter partes review violates the rights of patent owners.   Inter partes review, which is commonly used by tech companies, puts the power in an administrative law judge’s review to determine whether the United States Patent and Trademark Office erred in granting a patent.  Said another way, the fact that inter partes review deprives a patent owner their fundamental right to a jury trial, some argue is a clear violation of the Constitution.

For patent owners, this is definitely something to pay close attention to.  For more information on how this Supreme Court ruling will affect your patent, feel free to contact us at (954) 507-4500 and ask to speak to one of our qualified attorneys.

For additional information on this topic, see: https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2017-06-12/supreme-court-to-rule-on-legality-of-patent-review-system

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