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Oblon Files Brief with Supreme Court Outlining Venue Abuses of Patent Trolls
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 8 2017

In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC., the high court is considering whether the Federal Circuit went too far in liberalizing the


Article III Standing Found for PTAB Appeal Where Threat of Suit
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 10 2017

Last month, the Federal Circuit made clear that Article III standing is necessary for petitioners to appeal from adverse decisions in AIA trial


TC Heartland Looms Large Over Patent Litigation
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

As most are well aware, the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. 1400(b), provides that patent infringement actions “may be brought in the judicial


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 Defines Outer Boundaries of CBM Eligibility
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 22 2016

In its decision, the CAFC focused the definitional scope applied by the PTAB for assessing CBM patent eligibility. In the appealed PTAB decision, the


Chevron Deference for AIA Trial Matters Trumped?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 11 2017

As pointed out in yesterday's Top 5 PTAB Trial Developments of 2016, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) is the constitution of Article I courts


CAFC Faults IPR Record on APA Grounds
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • December 12 2016

Last week, in In re Nuvasive, the Federal Circuit vacated the PTAB’s Final Written Decision from IPR2013-0056 involving Medtronic, Inc and NuVasive


PTAB Boardside Chats & more for June of 2015
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

The USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will host its third "Boardside Chat" lunch webinar on Tuesday June 2nd from noon to 1PM. This month's


Post grant proofing your patent portfolio
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 14 2014

As Bob Dylan once warned, you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone.the times they are a changin.‘ While Bob clearly had some broader


What to Do With 112 Issues in IPR?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 6 2017

Often times when preparing an Inter Partes Review (IPR) petition, a claim is encountered that may be of an indeterminate scope under 35 U.S.C. 112. As