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USPTO Shares PTAB Trial Information with Patent Examiners
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

Post Grant Outcomes is an Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI) designed to develop a process for providing post grant information from sources


Proposed PTAB Fee Increases Delayed
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

The USPTO proposed its first ever fee increase under the fee setting authority of the America Invents Act (AIA) in November of 2015. At the time, the


New Panel Hearing Option for After Final Patent Practice
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 11 2016

While not directly related to Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) practice, today, the USPTO announced the launch of the "Post-Prosecution Pilot


PTAB To Debut New E-Filing System July 9th
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

In the rush to develop an e-filing system in the months ahead of September 16, 2012, the USPTO deployed a serviceable e-filing system for AIA trial


PTAB Seeks Patent Attorney Law Clerks
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 28 2016

As announced a few weeks back, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will be taking on a limited number of law clerks. The posting on USA Jobs


Did Cuozzo Unravel Versata CBM Reviewability?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 22 2016

In Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the use of the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) of patent


BioSimilar Battle Expands at PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 20 2016

As discussed previously, biosimilar applicants can gain significant strategic advantage by availing themselves of Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB


CAFC Makes Clear New Evidence During AIA Trials is Expected
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

Within the past week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has issued two significant opinions on AIA trial practiceboth of which


How The PTAB Can Maintain Your Willfulness Halo
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 14 2016

Print Pre-Suit Opinion of CounselPTAB Challenge Critical to Avoiding Enhanced Damages Section 284 of the Patent Act provides that, upon a finding of


PTAB Violates APA When Construing New Claim Terms in FWD
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 13 2016

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will often change its construction of a disputed claim term over the course of an AIA Patent Trial proceeding