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The Evolution of PTAB Trials
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • September 15 2016

In 2016, NPEs still exist. But, there are far fewer small fish. Even large patent aggregators yearn for the go-go days before the AIA. It is


Is CBM Worth the 101 Risk?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 25 2016

Alice Corp. Pty, Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l (“Alice”) distills the patentable subject matter debate into a two-step analysis. This analysis overlaps in


Intervenor Activities & PTAB RPI Determinations
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

In determining whether a party is a real party-in-interest subject to the one-year statutory bar of 35 U.S.C. 315(b), the focus of the Patent Trial


PTAB Violates APA When Construing New Claim Terms in FWD
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 13 2016

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will often change its construction of a disputed claim term over the course of an AIA Patent Trial proceeding


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


Goodlatte patent reform bill reemerges in house
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 5 2015

As expected, House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) today introduced a revised version of his 2013 bill (H.R. 3309), as H.R. 9 (here


USPTO changes extension of time practice in patent reexamination & supplemental examination
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • October 30 2013

Tucked away in last week’s Federal Register Notice is a significant change to patent reexaminationsupplemental examination procedures at the USPTO


Patent troll advantage to end in Texas?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

The Eastern District of Texas is a favorite forum of patent trolls in substantial part because its judges have demonstrated a substantial


Pro hac vice policy of the new Patent Trial & Appeal Board
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 25 2012

PTAB To Exercise Discretion Relative to Non-registered Practitioners


PTAB denies motion for pro hac vice admission
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

Non-registered practitioners may, in limited circumstances, be permitted to appear before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board on a pro hac vice basis