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Expanded PTAB panel clarifies idle free amendment requirements
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

Last week, an expanded panel of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) clarified the required showings necessary to a successful motion to amend. Of


PTAB designates informative decisions on privity & estoppel
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has designated the recent decision granting a request for additional discovery in Arris Group, Inc. v


PTAB cheat sheet for House Bill
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

Last week, I summarized the PTAB modificationsproposed in the Senate's Patent Act" (S.1137). While there is an expectation that at least the House


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


H.R. 9 pulled, not ready
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

Given the burgeoning opposition to the "Innovation Act" (H.R. 9), the current bill was pulled from floor consideration this morning. Back to the


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 cheat sheet for Senate Bill
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 8 2015

With Congress headed toward a summer recess in a few weeks, it is expected that the pending patent reform bills will be front and center for July


Is RPIprivity an issue of PTAB standing?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 7 2015

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) posed the following question to the public last summer in its Request for Comments: Real Party in Interest:


PTAB's use of BRI upheld ...again
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 9 2015

In a close decision, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) denied rehearing in In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies (here). At issue in the


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