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USPTO Issues Guidance on Impact of SAS on AIA Trial Proceedings

USA - April 30 2018 On April 26, 2018, the USPTO issued a one-page guidance document on the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, on…

Kerry S. Taylor, Ph.D..

PTAB Grants Motion to Amend After Aqua Products

USA - March 7 2018 In Polygroup Limited v. Willis Electric Co., Ltd., IPR2016-01613, Paper 118 (Feb. 26, 2018), the PTAB granted the patent owner Willis Electric’s…

Casey D. Donahoe, Ph.D..

Post-Institution Disclaimer Insufficient to Avoid CBM Review

USA - January 25 2018 The PTAB has determined that a patent owner may not moot a CBM proceeding by disclaiming claims post-institution. Emerson Electric Co. v. SIPCO, LLC…

Scott R. Seeley.

PTAB Issues New Remand Procedures

USA - November 20 2017 On November 16, 2017, the USPTO issued new procedures ("Standard Operating Procedure 9") for governing cases remanded from the Federal Circuit. These…

Mark E. Davis.

PTAB Denies Apple's Motion to Withdraw IPR Petition and Motion for Joinder

USA - May 26 2017 The PTAB denied Apple’s motion to withdraw both its IPR petition and concurrent motion for joinder to prevent Apple from circumventing potential…

Nathanael Luman, Ph.D..