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Further patent reform.....don't believe the hype

  • Oblon
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  • USA
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  • January 27 2015

This time last year, further patent reform efforts had steamrolled their way through the House. While the House passed the Goodlatte Bill with

Teva v. Sandoz & the PTAB

  • Oblon
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2015

Yesterday, in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al v. Sandoz, Inc. et al., (here) the U.S. Supreme Court reversed decades of CAFC precedent

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

2014 PTAB decisions that changed post-grant trial practice

  • Oblon
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 2 2015

Since the start of the administrative patent trials of the America Invents Act (AIA) on September 16, 2012, much has changed at the Patent Trial &

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

Proposed amended complaint not served under IPR statute 315(b)

  • Oblon
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2015

Petitioners seeking Inter Partes Review (IPR) must be mindful of the statutory bar of 35 U.S.C. 315(b). This provision precludes IPR on any patent

PTAB accepts first contested claim amendment, now what?

  • Oblon
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2015

Since the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has successfully fulfilled its charge as a speedy, cost

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

USPTO publishes new 101 guidelines for comment

  • Oblon
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2014

Today the USPTO will publish their new subject matter eligibility guidelines (35 U.S.C. 101). A copy from the advanced reading room is available

CAFC considers justiciability of PTAB appeal issues

  • Oblon
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 5 2014

In recent weeks, the CAFC has twice considered whether or not the trial orders of the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) become appealable