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Supreme Court Rules AIA Reviews are Constitutional

Inter Partes Review On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two opinions pertaining to inter partes review (IPR); a relatively new mechanism for challenging the validity of a U.S. patent,...


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STRONGER Patent Act 2017

In July, the Suiter Swantz staff reported on the introduction of Senate Bill 1390, also known as the STRONGER Patent Act, by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware. The bill is in the first stage of the...


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Supreme Court Ruling on Impression Products and Patent Exhaustion

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc.; a case pertaining to the resale of a patented product. The Federal Circuit had ruled that a US...