Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC. v. Lee: The Supreme Court Affirms both the Nonappealable Nature of Institution Decisions and use of Broadest Reasonable Construction Standard in IPR Proceedings

Fitzpatrick Case Update
June 20, 2016

On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court, in a split decision, held that (1) 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) bars challenge to the Patent Office’s decision to institute an Inter Partes Review (IPR) and (2) the Patent Office’s application of the “broadest reasonable construction” standard to interpret patent claims is a reasonable exercise of the rulemaking authority granted by Congress.

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