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Recent Changes at the PTAB Appear to Benefit Patent Owners

USA - December 23 2018 Since the America Invents Act created new post-grant review proceedings, such as inter partes reviews (IPRs), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...

Clifford A. Ulrich, Christopher Gresalfi, Michael S. Turner.

USPTO Proposes Rule Changes for Amendments in IPR

USA - November 30 2018 A longstanding complaint of patent owners involved in inter partes review (IPR) before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been...

Clifford A. Ulrich, Michael S. Turner.

WesternGeco v. ION--Did the Supreme Court Define a New World Order in Patent Damages?

USA - July 20 2018 It has long been accepted that the extraterritorial reach of US patents was limited. US patents generally protect patent owners against domestic acts...

Gary Abelev.

USPTO Updates Examination Guidelines for Patent Eligible Subject Matter

USA - April 30 2018 As noted in our recent update "Factual Questions May Preclude Early Resolution of Invalidity Under Section 101," the Federal Circuit recently...

Gregory Miller.

Factual Questions May Preclude Early Resolution of Invalidity under Section 101

USA - February 20 2018 In the wake of the Supreme Court's Alice decision, 35 U.S.C. 101 has become a popular and potent defense in patent litigation, especially in...