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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


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


PTAB to broadcast oral argument in first Business Method Patent Challenge April 17th
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 8 2013

The very first petition for a Covered Business Method Patent Challenge (CBM) was filed on September 16th by SAP (CBM2012-00001). The petition (here


Post grant estoppel to shut down some patent reexaminations
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

As discussed yesterday, the final rule package for Changes to Implement Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) revised the rules for ex parte patent reexamination


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


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


Trends changes & evolving PTAB practice
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

Over the last month patent owners have continued to fare much better than they did during the first two years of AIA proceedings. Patent owners


Product manuals vs. products: breadth of IPR estoppel
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 11 2015

The petitioner estoppel provision of Inter Partes Review (IPR), 35 U.S.C. 315(e)(2), precludes a petitioner from asserting invalidity in a


Why motions to amend at the PTAB are of such great interest
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • September 9 2014

Prior to passage of the America Invents Act (AIA), patent reexamination was the only option available for patent challengers at the USPTO. But