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O.J. Simpson & patent reform

  • OBLON
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  • USA
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  • 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
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  • 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

PTAB rule changes slated for Q2 and Q4 of 2015

  • OBLON
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  • 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

PTAB balances gamesmanship interests for issue joinder

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2015

As discussed previously, in Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp (IPR2014-00508) a divided PTAB panel permitted issue joinder. While the

PTAB expanded panel reverses field on issue joinder

  • OBLON
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2015

At the outset of this year, I explained how Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp (IPR2014-00508) was one of five Patent Trial & Appeal Board

Product manuals vs. products: breadth of IPR estoppel

  • OBLON
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  • USA
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  • 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

Goodlatte patent reform bill reemerges in house

  • OBLON
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  • USA
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  • February 5 2015

As expected, House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) today introduced a revised version of his 2013 bill (H.R. 3309), as H.R. 9 (here

CAFC endorses use of BRI in AIA trial proceedings

  • OBLON
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  • USA
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  • February 4 2015

Today, in In Re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided that the broadest reasonable

First PTAB Boardside Chat today

  • OBLON
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  • USA
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  • February 3 2015

As a reminder, the PTAB's "Boardside Chat" Webinar series kicks off today with an overview of PTAB statistics and key decisions. The Instructions for