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Bridge to be Formed Between AIA Trials & Related Prosecution
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

At yesterday's Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) meeting, USPTO Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Jack Harvey explained a new


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


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


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


PTAB Adds Precedential Decisions
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

Earlier this week I pointed out my Top 5 PTAB decisions for 2015. Also this week, the Board highlighted two of its own 2015 decisions, designating


CAFC Endorses Use of Same PTAB Judges Throughout AIA Trials
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 14 2016

When instituting an Inter Partes Review (IPR)or any AIA trial proceeding for that matter a panel of three administrative patent judges finds that


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


CAFC Sides with PTAB's Rejection of Secondary Indicia Nexus
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 8 2016

The efficacy of objective evidence of non-obviousness (i.e., secondary indicia) hinges on the ability to demonstrate a "nexus" between the evidence


PTAB Supplemental Information Not a Sand Bagging Tool
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 6 2016

When discussing Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) trial practice, the topics of supplemental information and supplemental evidence are often