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New PTAB rules effective 519
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

Today's Federal Register Notice provides the long awaited "quick-fix" rule changes. The rules codify the changes announced on Director Lee's March


PTAB adjusts Standard Operating Procedures (SOP1)
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

As discussed on Monday, recent informative decisions explain the PTAB process for designating expanded panels for AIA trials. To apply the expressed


Patent reissue breadth anchored to previous Markman construction
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 13 2015

Yesterday, in ArcelorMittal France v. AK Steel Corp.(CAFC 2015), the CAFC considered the impact of a reissue of U.S. Patent 6,296,805 on a previous


PTAB expanded panels are not by party request
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

As the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) is now issuing an increasing number of Final Written Decisions (FWD) in addition to Institution Decisions


Senate Patent Act on fast track?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 4 2015

Senate Bill Jumps to Forefront of Patent Reform Debate Introduced just last week, the Patent Act of 2015 (S.1137) will be considered by the full


PTAB considers "could have been raised" estoppel
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 30 2015

Today, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) added the recent Decision on Institution rendered in Dell, Inc. v. Electronics and Telecomms. Res


Patent Act of 2015 offers bipartisan compromise on reform
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 29 2015

Today, key drafters of the America Invents Act introduced their own bipartisan patent reform bill in the Senate. (Senators, Grassley (R - Iowa


Trends changes & evolving PTAB practice
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

Over the last month patent owners have continued to fare much better than they did during the first two years of AIA proceedings. Patent owners


PTAB & alternative dispute resolution
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 23 2015

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has the power to terminate an Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post Grant Review (PGR), or a Covered Business Method


More patent reform theater on tap
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 13 2015

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will conduct a hearing on the "Innovation Act" (H.R. 9). Scheduled speakers include USPTO Director Lee