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USPTO Holds Webinar to Discuss Supreme Court’s SAS Decision, PTAB Litigation Blog

May 2018

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On April 24, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, holding that a decision to institute inter partes review under 35 U.S.C. § 314 may not institute on less all claims challenged in the petition. No. 16-969, ___ US ___ (2018).[1] The USPTO has now issued a short memorandum with guidance on the impact of SAS on AIA trial proceedings.[2] Additionally, on April 30, 2018, the PTAB held a "Chat with the Chief" webinar, during which Chief Judge David Ruschke discussed the SAS decision and PTAB procedures moving forward.

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