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PTAB considers unplugging hedge fund filings
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 18 2015

Last week, the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) authorized a Motion for Sanctions in four IPR proceedings filed by the now infamous Kyle


CAFC reverses & remands IPR to PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 17 2015

Yesterday, in Microsoft Corp v. Proxyconn Inc. (here), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed an Inter Partes Review (IPR


Expediting ex parte appeals at the PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Starting Friday, June 19th, the PTAB will begin a new pilot program to allow appellants with multiple ex parteappeals pending before the Board to


Kyle Bass: the inconvenient truth
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

Both Houses of Congress now have bills moving to their respective floors on further patent reform thanks in large part to Kyle Bass. Of course


Senate moves to derail gains of America Invents Act
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 4 2015

In a surprising change of course, the Senate Bill known as the 'The Patent Act" (S.1137) has morphed into a PTAB reform bill. The initial version of


First hedge fund filing moves to PTAB decision
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

Earlier this week, Acorda Therapeutics filed its response to the first of the now notorious hedge fund IPR filingsin (IPR2015-00720). In its response


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


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