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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


CAFC Again Emphasizes Patentee Burden for PTAB Amendment
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

In Prolitec, Inc., v. Scentair Technologies, Inc. the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) confirmed that patentees bear the burden of


PTAB Boardside Chats for 2016
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 27 2016

Starting next week, February 2nd, the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will host its second year of "Boardside Chat" webinars. The purpose


What Does High Court's Review of Cuozzo Mean for PTAB?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

Earlier this month the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Cuozzo Speed v. Lee. The Cuozzo appeal involves the very first Inter Partes Review (IPR


CAFC Explains Printed Matter Analysis
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

In the data processing arts, it is not uncommon for a patent examiner to disregard a limitation of a patent claim as constituting "printed matter."


TOP 5 PTAB Decisions of 2015
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 13 2016

During last week's, blog webinar I recounted some of the more noteworthy Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions of 2015. My focus was not on


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


PTAB cracks down on copy cat AIA petitions
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • September 29 2014

Last Friday, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) designated seven informational decisions. In each decision, the Office denied institution of an


Creeping death.the infectious estoppel impact of PTAB validity trials
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • September 24 2012

Two weeks back I discussed the “patentee estoppel” impact of Rule 42.73(d)(3)(1


Obtaining an electronic filing date at the PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

As discussed earlier this week, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO will shortly begin rolling out a new electronic filing system to support the post grant patent trial proceedings of the America Invents Act