U.S. Supreme Court Puts Brakes on Cuozzo
DC Client Alert
By Scott A.M. Chambers, Ph.D., B. Dell Chism and Matthew D. Zapadka
In the first case it heard about inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld two vitally important aspects of the America Invents Act ("AIA"). In Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, the Court upheld the AIA's barring of challenges to decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's ("USPTO") decisions to institute an IPR on a speedometer patent and the USPTO's use of the "broadest reasonable interpretation" standard for claim construction.