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O.J. Simpson & patent reform

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2015

Efforts to enact patent reform (as well as the America Invents Act of 2011) arewere largely driven by the perception that the patent system is being

The PTAB as a hedge fund tool?

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2015

Over a year ago, I explained how "PTAB Trolls" were attempting to manipulate the new administrative trial system of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board

A Philips construction at the PTAB will halt patent litigation

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2015

Since the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA), the debate has raged as to whether or not the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) should apply the

PTAB sanctions patentee for provocative filings

  • OBLON
  • -
  • 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

Senate Democrats propose bill to gut AIA trials

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2015

Well, if you expected the Goodlatte Bill to sail through the House for swift passage through the Senate, forget about it. Hill chatter has indicated

The rise of the PTAB troll

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2013

Are NPE Judgments Under Attack? The primary business distinctions between the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings and traditional

PTAB rule changes slated for Q2 and Q4 of 2015

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2015

In June of 2014 the USPTO issued a Request for Information in the Federal Register entitled, Request for Comments on Trial Proceedings Under the

Product manuals vs. products: breadth of IPR estoppel

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2015

The petitioner estoppel provision of Inter Partes Review (IPR), 35 U.S.C. 315(e)(2), precludes a petitioner from asserting invalidity in a

SNQ plus a new game for patent reexamination

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2011

As discussed yesterday, the USPTO has proposed to modify asepcts of Rule 1.56(b) and Rule 1.555(b) to comport to the materiality standard of the recent Therasense decision of the CAFC

Settlement agreements & patent reexamination

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 5 2012

With the vast majority of patent reexaminations now being conducted concurrent to a district court or ITC proceeding, a common question of Patentees is “what becomes of the patent reexamination once the litigation settles?”