February 11, 2015
In the first-ever ruling in an appeal of an American Invents Act (AIA) review decision, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed last week that a speed limit indicator patent is invalid. As an initial issue in the decision on In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, the Federal Circuit held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) decision to institute an AIA review cannot be appealed and is final. The court also held that the broadest reasonable interpretation standard for claim construction is appropriate in AIA reviews, rather than the narrower standard used in district court.

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