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PTAB triples in size since 2011

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) held its quarterly meeting last week at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria Virginia. Updates from the USPTO

Divorcing a co-petitioner in IPR?

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2014

When considering Inter Partes Review (IPR) as an alternative to a recently initiated patent litigation, a threshold consideration for defendants is

PTAB accelerates trial schedule for expired patent

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2014

Some months back, I pointed out how the post-grant challenges of the USPTO's Patent Trial & Apppeal Board (PTAB) now follow a (7) month schedule

PTAB receives first PGR petition

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

Last week, the first petition for Post-Grant Review was filed with the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) (PGR2014-00008). The petition targets U.S

PTO yanks allowances after CLS Bank

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2014

USPTO Explains Interim Policy After CLS Bank Last week, Acting Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee appeared before the House Judiciary

Court unimpressed by PTO review of prior art

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2014

The USPTO applies the preponderance of the evidence standard in post-grant patent proceedings to assess patentability relative to applied prior art

PTAB issues first precedential opinion of AIA trials

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) issues three (3) types of opinions, routine, informative and precedential. The vast majority of PTAB decision

Petitioner over-reaching at the PTAB results in adverse summary judgment

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

In district court, 102 grounds are highly preferred to even the strongest 103 ground. This is because of the uphill battle in demonstrating invalidity

PTAB institution rate dips into 60 range

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

Last week, I explained that the institution rate of PTAB trials in Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings had

PTAB dials back petitioner success rate

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2014

To date, a major patentee criticism of Inter Partes Review (IPR) & Covered Business Method (CBM) patent challenges has been their high rate of