Supreme Court shakes up the PTAB, while new USPTO head sends strong pro-patent signals
No one expected the Supreme Court to turn the US patent system upside down with Oil States – and it did not. But its SAS judgment issued on the same day could mean some big post-grant changes. Meanwhile, Andrei Iancu is exhibiting pro-patent inclinations
The nine justices of the US Supreme Court certainly kept the US patent community and the wider world waiting for their opinion in Oil States Energy Services v Greene’s Energy Group. Of the major patent cases decided by the court since Chief Justice Roberts took over, only Bilski has taken longer to be handed down.
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