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Sovereign Immunity Can Shield State University Research Foundations in PTAB Proceedings

USA - February 27 2017 Addressing the application of the sovereign immunity defense under the 11th Amendment in the inter partes review (IPR) context, the Patent Trial and...


PTAB Sanctions Successful IPR Petitioner, Awards Fees to Patent Owner

USA - January 31 2017 Addressing the "real parties in interest" requirement and claim construction issues in an inter partes review (IPR), the Patent Trial and Appeal...


PTAB’s Working Definition for CBM Jurisdiction Deemed Too Broad

USA - January 3 2017 Addressing the standard for initiating a covered business method (CBM) review, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a Patent Trial...


PTAB Uses 315(e)(1) Estoppel to Narrow IPR Scope

USA - November 29 2016 In two recent final written decisions (FWDs) rendered in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board)...


For CBMs, the Name of the Game is a Financially Limited Claim

USA - October 26 2016 In two recently denied petitions for Covered Business Method (CBM) review, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) provided further...