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Why hedge fund PTAB filings will fail

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2015

I first discussed the potential abuse of PTAB post-grant Patent Trial proceedings back in 2013. Since that time, attempts by profiteers to leverage

PTAB sanctions patentee for provocative filings

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2014

37 C.F.R. 42.12 provides that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) the power to sanction parties. The Board has been reluctant to officially

More patent reform theater on tap

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2015

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will conduct a hearing on the "Innovation Act" (H.R. 9). Scheduled speakers include USPTO Director Lee

PTAB & alternative dispute resolution

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2015

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has the power to terminate an Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post Grant Review (PGR), or a Covered Business Method

Can a forum selection clause prevent patent reexamination?

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2011

This past January, I recounted the longstanding dispute between Callaway Golf and Acushnet

Patent reissue cannot cure mistaken terminal disclaimer

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2012

Back in January of 2011 I discussed the appeal decision in Ex parte Shunpei Yamazaki relative to patent reissue practice

E-commerce & software patent trolls targeted by Congress

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 8 2013

As I pointed out last week, Congress is considering fixes to the U.S patent system are designed to combat the patent troll problem. Yesterday, S.866

CAFC ruling calls into question PTAB settlement authority

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2015

Yesterday, in Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (here), the CAFC considered whether or not the interlocutory jurisdiction of

Philips construction at PTAB...still want it after B&B Hardware?

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2015

A week back the U.S. Supreme Court decided B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Indus., Inc., No. 13-352, slip op., 575 U.S. __ (2015). In B&B, the Court

Changing USPTO claim construction practices to short circuit patent litigation

  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2013

Proposed Change to USPTO Claim Construction Practice Will Moot Markman Debates One of the issues being debated in the current round of patent reform