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USPTO Issues Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance and Guidance for Examining Computer-Implemented Functional Claims under Section 112

USA - January 10 2019 The USPTO has issued updated guidance for examiners and administrative patent judges (APJs) relating to subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101…

David L. Cavanaugh, Donald R. Steinberg

PTAB's 1st Preliminary Reply And Surreply Under New Rules

USA - August 23 2016 The most recent Patent Trial and Appeals Board rule changes, effective May 2, 2016, allow petitioners to seek leave to file a reply to a patent owner…

Monica Grewal

Challenging PTAB determinations that proposed grounds are “redundant”

USA - March 27 2015 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB” or “Board”) often denies some proposed grounds of invalidity as redundant to others when deciding whether…

David L. Cavanaugh, James M. Dowd