SCOTUS Examines Inter-Partes Patent Review Flaws

SCOTUS Justices Question Different Claim Standards
– IPPro Patents

IPPro Patents interviewed Robert Becker, chair of the firm's Patent Litigation and Prosecution practice, for an article about the Supreme Court's hearing on US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceedings.

"I think the questioning from the justices highlights the very real problems with the way the USPTO is handling inter-partes reviews," Becker said. "Motions to amend are denied in virtually every instance, and patent owners are not allowed to amend claims after receiving the claim interpretation of the board and its final opinion on whether the claims are valid over the art submitted in the inter-partes review."

Read the article here