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When Is It Too Late to Settle a Post-Grant Proceeding?
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

A difference between post-grant proceedings (i.e., inter partes review and covered business methods) and its predecessor (i.e., ex parte and inter


Boehringer Ingelheim Prevails in IPR Against AbbVie’s ’135 Humira Patent
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

Boehringer Ingelheim International GMBH and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Boehringer Ingelheim”) have prevailed in two inter parts


Federal Circuit May Be Poised to Eliminate Issue Joinder
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2017

A Federal Circuit panel may toss so-called “issue joinder” from inter partes review proceedings after hearing oral arguments last month in Nidec Motor


Look to the Claims for Estoppel
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2017

In three recent decisions, the Federal Circuit reiterated the importance of determining estoppel in PTAB proceedings on a claim-by-claim basis. In the


PTAB Cannot Treat Pre-AIA Means-Plus-Function Limitations As Purely Functional Under the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2017

Pre-AIA 112 6 (means-plus-function) claim construction analysis requires that the Board not only identify the particular claimed function, but also


STRONGER Patents Act Proposes Substantial Changes to AIA Trial Proceedings - Buchanan PTAB Report
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • USA
  • June 28 2017

On June 21, 2017, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017 in the Senate. STRONGER is an acronym for “Support


PTAB Grants Motion to Amend Claims in an IPR in Valeo v. Schaeffler
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2017

During an inter partes review (“IPR”) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB” or “Board”), a patent owner may file a motion to amend the


An Early Look at the Impact of Oil States
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • USA
  • June 23 2017

On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Oil States Energy Servs. LLC v. Greene’s Energy Grp., LLC, No. 16-712 (U.S. Jun. 12, 2017


What Constitutes a Printed Publication in an Inter Partes Review?
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

35 USC 311(b) requires that petitioners in inter partes reviews (“IPRs”) rely solely on prior art “consisting of patents or printed publications.”


Now That IPR Is Instituted, Stay For Litigation Over Growlers Is Granted - Cheers!
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

Oregon district court grants defendant's second motion to stay litigation between two growler manufacturers pending completion of inter partes review