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PTAB considers unplugging hedge fund filings
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 18 2015

Last week, the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) authorized a Motion for Sanctions in four IPR proceedings filed by the now infamous Kyle


CAFC reverses & remands IPR to PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 17 2015

Yesterday, in Microsoft Corp v. Proxyconn Inc. (here), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed an Inter Partes Review (IPR


Expediting ex parte appeals at the PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Starting Friday, June 19th, the PTAB will begin a new pilot program to allow appellants with multiple ex parteappeals pending before the Board to


Apple v Samsung design patents hold firm, trade dress gives way
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 15 2015

On May 18, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited decision on Samsung's appeal of Apple's nearly $930 million 2014 judgment for


Kyle Bass: the inconvenient truth
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

Both Houses of Congress now have bills moving to their respective floors on further patent reform thanks in large part to Kyle Bass. Of course


Senate moves to derail gains of America Invents Act
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 4 2015

In a surprising change of course, the Senate Bill known as the 'The Patent Act" (S.1137) has morphed into a PTAB reform bill. The initial version of


ALJ Pender rules on motions in Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-928937)
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 1 2015

On May 28, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued the public version of Order No. 20 (dated May 22, 2015) and Order No. 21 in Certain Windshield Wipers


ALJ Lord sets procedural schedule in Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices (337-TA-953)
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 29 2015

On May 22, 2015, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 in Certain Wireless Standard Compliant Electronic Devices, Including Communication Devices and


First hedge fund filing moves to PTAB decision
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

Earlier this week, Acorda Therapeutics filed its response to the first of the now notorious hedge fund IPR filingsin (IPR2015-00720). In its response


ALJ Essex sets 16-month target date in Certain Variable Valve Actuation Devices And Automobiles (337-TA-954)
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

On May 26, 2015, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Variable Valve Actuation Devices And Automobiles Containing the Same (Inv. No