The Federal Circuit yesterday issued a 2-1 precedential opinion in In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, Appeal No. 14-1301 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 4, 2014), in which it affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the first appeal of a final written decision in an inter partes review decided by the Court.

In this alert, Deborah A. Sterling, Ph.D. and Pauline M. Pelletier discuss the decision and its impact on future post-grant proceedings.

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