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Pendency statistics on petitions filed during patent reexamination
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

The Office of Petitions has launched a new USPTO Patents Petitions Timeline that provides information on petition types that can be filed throughout


PTAB considers single judge pilot program
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

As promised in last week's rule package, a second Federal Register Notice (here) has issued from the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). This


First two hedge fund IPRs fail
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 24 2015

Today, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution of IPR 2015-00720 and IPR2015-00817 (here and here). These IPR petitions, targeting


Plaintiffs beware: PTAB fee awards might be headed your way
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 24 2015

Back in 2014, I explained that the recent shift in exceptional case analysis under Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark


CBM standing flows up the supply chain, not down
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution of a CBM review of Phoenix Licensing, LLC's ("Phoenix") 8,352,317 patent in CBM2015-00068


PTAB issues rule long awaited rules package
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

The USPTO has now published its promised Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Rule Package (advance copy here). The proposed changes are largely


Oblon post-grant team successfully challenges key iPhone-related design patents
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

On August 5, 2015, the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a non-final action in the reexamination of U.S. Design Patent No. 618,677, an


CAFC finds PTAB claim analysis incomplete relative to Markman
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 13 2015

Yesterday, in Power Integrations, Inc., v. Lee (CAFC 2015) the Court considered the rejection of claims 1, and 17-19 of U.S Patent 6,249,876


Patent reexamination speed presents new opportunity
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

Improved Speed For Overlooked Post-Grant Patent Options Once upon a time, patent reexamination was the only mechanism to challenge a U.S. patent at


Beginning of the end for Kyle Bass & Friends
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

Hours ago, Celgene filed its Motion for Sanctions against the Coalition for Affordable Drugs in IPR2015-01092, 1096, 1002, and 1103. The Patent Trial