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CAFC En Banc Review Unlikely to Spur PTAB Amendments
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

Last Friday the Federal Circuit agreed to rehear In re Aqua Products Inc. The en banc rehearing will consider amendment practices of the Patent Trial


PTO Must Reset Claim Analysis at Patent Expiration
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) applies the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) standard of claim construction in all post-grant patent


Intervenor Activities & PTAB RPI Determinations
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

In determining whether a party is a real party-in-interest subject to the one-year statutory bar of 35 U.S.C. 315(b), the focus of the Patent Trial


Reverse Payment PTAB Settlements in BioPharma?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 28 2016

Print Anti-Competitive IPR Settlements for Orange Book Patents? The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has the power to terminate an Inter Partes


PTAB To Debut New E-Filing System July 9th
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

In the rush to develop an e-filing system in the months ahead of September 16, 2012, the USPTO deployed a serviceable e-filing system for AIA trial


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 Boardside Chats & more for June of 2015
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

The USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will host its third "Boardside Chat" lunch webinar on Tuesday June 2nd from noon to 1PM. This month's


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 Institution is Not Akin to Rejection in Patent Examination
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

In patent examination, once a prima facie case of obviousness is presented in a rejection by the agency, the burden of production switches to the


Mandamus Questions PTAB Joinder Practices
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

There has been a fair amount of controversy regarding issue joinder practices at the PTAB. But, to date, the language of 315(b) that seemingly