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Related Applications & PTAB Trials: Post-Grant Pilot Results
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 23 2016

The idea behind the program is that AIA trial proceedings contain prior art and arguments that might be highly relevant to the patentability


CAFC Defines Outer Boundaries of CBM Eligibility
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

In its decision, the CAFC focused the definitional scope applied by the PTAB for assessing CBM patent eligibility. In the appealed PTAB decision, the


CAFC Invites En Banc Review of IPR Appeal Bar
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

Today, in Click-To-Call Techs. V. Oracle Corp., (here) the Federal Circuit reconsidered its earlier decision (GVR Order) in light of the 35 U.S.C


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


USPTO Issues 101 Guidance Update after Bascom
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 2 2016

Today, the USPTO issued a memorandum entitled "Recent Subject Matter Eligibility Decisions." (here). The memo provides a discussion of two recent CAFC


USPTO to Adjust Duty of Disclosure to Align With Therasense
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • October 28 2016

In the wake of the Federal Circuit's 2011 decision in Therasense Inc. v. Becton Dickinson and Co., the USPTO quickly moved to revise the Duty of


PTAB to Adjust Attorney Client Privilege Rule
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • October 17 2016

Tomorrow's Federal Register will include a NPRM to amend the Rules of Practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The proposed rule


New PTAB Evidence Option Not Moving the Needle So Far
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • October 13 2016

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


Constitutional Challenges to PTAB Fail
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • October 12 2016

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States denied certiorari in two cases challenging the constitutionality of AIA trial proceedings. MCM


FTC Study Recommends Changes to Patent Litigation
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • October 7 2016

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission released an extensive study on Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) (here). Interestingly, the report classified