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Renewed patent reform chatter, why?

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2014

As we approach the witching hour of mid-term elections, Congress begins to turn back to the business of law making. With so few legislative

PTAB "target practice"

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2014

Back in September, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a rare expanded panel Order in Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp

Statutory estoppel for IPR petition misses?

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2014

In a strange twist, an unsuccessful IPR petitioner is currently urging the CAFC to adopt an expansive interpretation of statutory estoppel for Inter

Deadline for PTAB feedback October 16th

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2014

The extended deadline for responding to the June 27, 2014 Federal Register Notice entitled: Request for Comments on Trial Proceedings Under the

IPR final decisions track reexamination outcomes

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

With two full years of Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings on the books, we now have an adequate sample of decisions158 through 92614. While most

PTAB cracks down on copy cat AIA petitions

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2014

Last Friday, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) designated seven informational decisions. In each decision, the Office denied institution of an

PTAB denies District Court style discovery antics

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2013

Parties to an Inter Parties Review (IPR) proceeding may obtain “limited discovery” at the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). Such discovery

CAFC sends conflicting messages to PTAB on indefiniteness standard

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2014

Yesterday, the CAFC explored the proper standard for a USPTO indefiniteness analysis in In re Packard (here). Given that the Supreme Court has taken

Leveraging PTAB claim analysis in the district court

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post-Grant Review (PGR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) begi

Are strict PTAB amendment practices inconsistent with patentee estoppel?

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2013

The rules of the new patentability trials of the America Invents Act (AIA) are designed to ensure timely resolution of patentability disputes within