Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Janelle Waack provided comment for an article in Modern Healthcare regarding Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, which is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 25, 2016. The outcome of this case could change the claim construction standard used in resolving patent challenges at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. “It’s remarkable because you’re changing the standard of a fundamental issue in patent disputes,” Janelle said of the case. “It would tend to tilt the playing field in favor of the patent owners,” Janelle said.
The full article, “Supreme Court Patent Case has Major Implications for Drugmakers,” was published by Modern Healthcare on April 22, 2016, and is available online.