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Amicus Supporting BRI at PTAB Filed in Cuozzo
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 7 2016

Over the past week, amicus briefs supporting the respondent (U.S. Gov't) have been filed with the Supreme Court in Cuozzo Speed v. Lee. These


CAFC Limits Claim to Feature of Described Embodiment
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 19 2016

Limiting the scope of a patent claim to an unclaimed feature of a specification embodiment even where it is the only described embodiment is rarely


PTAB sanctions patentee for provocative filings
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • December 9 2014

37 C.F.R. 42.12 provides that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) the power to sanction parties. The Board has been reluctant to officially


Patentees Beware: New PTAB Evidentiary Option Might Not Help
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 5 2016

Patentees have lamented the inability to submit new, testimonial evidence via preliminary response since the inception of the Patent Trial & Appeal


Multi-defendant troll suits to drive joinder filings at PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 30 2013

Inter partes reviews (IPRs) are now understood to be effective tools for parties defending against patent infringement suits filed by non-practicing


Top 5 reasons for non-compliant IPR petitions
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • September 16 2013

Today marks the one year anniversary of the new patent challenge mechanisms of the America Invents Act (AIA). Over the past few months there have


AIA changes to greatly increase stays of district court actions?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • March 28 2012

The estoppel provisions of Post Grant Review (PGR) and Inter Partes Review (IPR) are markedly different than those in existence today for Inter Partes Reexamination (IPX


USPTO finalizing post grant rule packages
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

Since the enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), and even before, the USPTO has been busy fashioning new rules to implement the various provisions of the legislation


CAFC Finds PTAB Has Discretion to Augment Trial Grounds
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • December 15 2015

Patentees often amplify relatively insignificant technical differences between a patent claim and the prior art in district court to great success


CAFC May Have Amplified Need for BRI at PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 23 2016

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board's (PTAB) use of the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation (BRI) standard is now slated for review by the Supreme Court in