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Assignor estoppel is not available in inter partes review and no distinction between person having ordinary skill in US and Canada

USA - August 1 2014 In Redline Detection, LLC v. Star Envirotech, Inc., (IPR2013-00106, Paper 66, June 30, 2014) the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("the PTAB") held…

Three ROY-G-BIV Corp. patents enter Inter-Partes Review, and emerge intact

USA - June 23 2014 The ABB, Inc. v. ROY-G-BIV Corp. series of Inter-Partes Review (IPR) proceedings are the first such proceedings where the Patent Trial and Appeal…

Patent claims survive IPR in a rare success for patent owners

USA - May 22 2014 In LKQ Corporation v. Clearlamp, LLC (IPR2013-00020, Paper 73), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board upheld the validity of 12 of 24 claims in U.S…

Board provides further guidance regarding requirements to amend claims in IPR

USA - March 4 2014 Two recent Board final decisions denying the patent owner's motion to amend claims provide further guidance regarding the strict and exacting…