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Retailers turn to Supreme Court to battle patent trolls

Joe Mont | October 31, 2017

The Retail Litigation Center and the National Retail Federation have jointly filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court to highlight the importance of upholding the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s review process.

The inter partes review (IPR), they say, aids retailers and the business community in fighting frivolous lawsuits filed by “patent trolls,” litigators who buy up patents and exploit them in the judicial system to extort settlements from businesses.

The associations filed the brief in Oil States v. Greene's Energy Group, a case that examines the constitutionality of the inter partes review process established by the America Invents Act.

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