The United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC (link), where a majority found that the USPTO’s inter partes reviews (IPRs) were constitutional. In the proceeding, the petitioner had argued that actions to revoke a patent must be tried in an Article III court before a jury, rather than through an administrative procedure.

For a longer discussion of the decision, and the concurrently released decision in SAS Institute v. Iancu which related to whether an IPR decision had to address all challenged claims, see Thomas Cotter’s blog, Comparative Patent Remedies.