Quillin Quoted in Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property About Impact of SCOTUS Decision in Thryv Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies

06 May 2020 Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property News

Partner George Quillin was quoted in the Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property article, “Justices nix time-bar appeals, say alternative leaves ‘bad patents enforceable’,” about the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Thryv Inc. v.Click-to-Call Tehnologies LP .


In the 7-2 decision, the justices held that Congress’ objective in enacting the time limitation of section 315(b) of the Patent Act was to have the Patent and Trademark Office decide whether the PTAB should institute an IPR.


Quillin said his interpretation of the decision is that, “This time-bar statute, which at one time had a lot of teeth, is now merely a suggestion.”

The decision, he added, also “removed another restraint” on PTAB decisions.


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