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More patent reform theater on tap

  • OBLON
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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

Why hedge fund PTAB filings will fail

  • OBLON
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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

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

  • OBLON
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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

PTAB Boardside Chat & more for April

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2015

The USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will host a "Boardside Chat" lunch webinar tomorrow, April 7th. This month's chat will focus on "Do's

CAFC ruling calls into question PTAB settlement authority

  • OBLON
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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

PTAB trends -- Spring 2015

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2015

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has reached steady state in terms of work flow. The number of final decisions (delayed by the 18 month

PTAB moves forward on quick-fix rule changes

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2015

The USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has announced some of their "quick fix" rule changes today in advance of the anticipated Federal

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

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

Senate Democrats propose bill to gut AIA trials

  • OBLON
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  • 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