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Denied Petition Grounds May Be Relevant to PTAB Trial
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

CAFC Emphasizes that Art of Denied Petition Grounds Can Come Back to Haunt Patentees It is not uncommon for an AIA Trial Proceeding, such as Inter


ITC Shows Interest in PTAB Record
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 11 2017

Patent challenge proceedings of the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) are designed to provide a low cost, expedited option to district court


En Banc Denial in Unwired Planet Previews WiFi One Debate
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

Earlier this week, the CAFC denied en banc rehearing in Google v. Unwired Planet. While the denial was largely expected, Judge Hughes' Concurrence


USPTO Soliciting Ideas on PTAB Procedural Reform
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

Today the USPTO announced its PTAB Procedural Reform Inititative. The initiative seeks feedback on the nearly five years of historical data and user


The 315(b) IPR window may be shorter than once thought
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

Petitioners seeking Inter Partes Review (IPR) must be mindful of the statutory bar of 35 U.S.C. 315(b). This provision precludes IPR from being


PTAB Preliminary Response Evidence Remains Unpopular
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • March 23 2017

Back on May 1st, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) began to accept new testimonial evidence with patentee preliminary responses. The PTAB


Final Thoughts on Patent Laches
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • March 31 2017

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”), in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, No. 15-927 (2017


Are Partial AIA Trial Institutions a Good Thing?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 10 2016

Since the advent of AIA trials, opponents of the system have attempted to unravel them. First, BRI was challenged, then 7th amendment


Does the 12 month IPR window ever reset?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • October 14 2013

Petitioners seeking Inter Partes Review (IPR) must be mindful of the statutory bar of 35 U.S.C. 315(b). This provision precludes IPR on any patent


More patent reform theater on tap
  • Oblon
  • 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