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Mr. Lee is a summer associate at the firm.

The Supreme Court held in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 138 S. Ct. 1348 (2018), that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“PTAB” or “the Board”) practice of so-called partial institutions was contrary to the statute.  The Supreme Court explained that once an inter partes review (“IPR”) is instituted, the PTAB must decide on