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First two hedge fund IPRs fail
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 24 2015

Today, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution of IPR 2015-00720 and IPR2015-00817 (here and here). These IPR petitions, targeting


Plaintiffs beware: PTAB fee awards might be headed your way
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 24 2015

Back in 2014, I explained that the recent shift in exceptional case analysis under Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark


CBM standing flows up the supply chain, not down
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution of a CBM review of Phoenix Licensing, LLC's ("Phoenix") 8,352,317 patent in CBM2015-00068


PTAB considers single judge pilot program
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

As promised in last week's rule package, a second Federal Register Notice (here) has issued from the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). This


Pendency statistics on petitions filed during patent reexamination
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

The Office of Petitions has launched a new USPTO Patents Petitions Timeline that provides information on petition types that can be filed throughout


Oblon post-grant team successfully challenges key iPhone-related design patents
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

On August 5, 2015, the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a non-final action in the reexamination of U.S. Design Patent No. 618,677, an


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


PTAB moves forward on quick-fix rule changes
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • March 27 2015

The USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has announced some of their "quick fix" rule changes today in advance of the anticipated Federal


PTAB issues rule long awaited rules package
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

The USPTO has now published its promised Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Rule Package (advance copy here). The proposed changes are largely


Patent reexamination speed presents new opportunity
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

Improved Speed For Overlooked Post-Grant Patent Options Once upon a time, patent reexamination was the only mechanism to challenge a U.S. patent at