Justice Roberts Says Patent Challenge Process 'Bizarre'

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts described as bizarre the legal process used by companies to challenge competitors' patents as the Supreme Court heard a case involving a vehicle speedometer that alerts drivers if they are driving too quickly. Companies that are frequent targets of patent suits, including Apple Inc and Google Inc, have turned to the patent office procedure, known as "inter partes review,", to try to fight off patent challenges.

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