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It Can Happen: PTAB Alters Final Written Decision on Rehearing

USA - December 23 2015 In a rare decision granting a petitioner’s rehearing request, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) reversed its earlier position in a…


Citing a PTO’s Intervenor Brief, the PTAB grants rehearing and clarifies scope of joinder

USA - November 30 2015 In a decision granting a petitioner’s rehearing request and joinder motion, an expanded panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board)…


Preponderance standard applies to ex parte re-examinations

USA - October 30 2015 Addressing the presumption of validity in ex parte re-Examinations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reiterated that the presumption…


Federal Circuit: PTAB’s claim construction standard is BRI, but sometimes with an obligation

USA - September 30 2015 In a decision with potentially far-reaching impact, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit concluded that the Board of Patent Appeals and…


PTAB clarifies requirements for claim amendments

USA - September 30 2015 In an order perhaps indicating that the tide is turning for patent owners seeking to amend claims in Inter Partes Review (IPR), an expanded panel of…

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