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Professor Ghosh to Conduct Webcast on Supreme Court Case Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee

Posted on Tuesday 4/19/2016
Shubha Ghosh

Professor Shubha Ghosh, Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and Director of the Technology Commercialization Law Program, will conduct a webcast on the Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee case that is being argued before the Supreme Court. The webcast will be Thursday, April 21 from 1 P.M. to 2:15 P.M.

In this case, the Supreme Court will consider whether the inter partes review (IPR) procedures which allow a third party to challenge the validity of a patent in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have made it too difficult for inventors to defend their patent claims (and too easy to successfully invalidate patents). Oral arguments before the Supreme Court are scheduled for April 25.

“This is case is of great importance to patent law. IPR allows companies to challenge and potentially invalidate a competing patent, settling intellectual property disputes far more cheaply and quickly than through a Federal Court proceeding,” said Ghosh.  “Critics of the process say that the PTAB is utilizing an improper standard in construing claims in a manner that is disadvantageous and unfair to patent holders. The webcast will look at the facts of the case, previous rulings and how the eight-member bench may decide in this matter.”

Professor Ghosh has written about the case here.

Participating in the webcast is free but does require registration.