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Separate Article III Standing Not Necessary for PTAB Appellees

USA - August 8 2017 Last week, I analyzed the government's arguments supporting Article III standing for intervenors in Knowles Electronics v. Matal. In that case, the…

PTAB Designates New Precedent for AIA Trials

USA - August 2 2017 Assignor Estoppel Not an Exception to 311(a) The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has designated the following decision as precedential: Athena…

USPTO Intervenor Standing in PTAB Appeals

USA - August 1 2017 USPTO Explains Intervenor Standing Some weeks back in Knowles Electronics v. Matal, the Federal Circuit, sua sponte, asked the following of the…

CAFC Finds Forfeit of Half-Win Before PTAB

USA - July 18 2017 PTAB practitioners must always be mindful of the Board's longstanding practice to treat grouped claims as standing or falling together. That is…

House IP Subcommittee Slams "Reprehensible" EDTX

USA - July 14 2017 Judge Gilstrap Singled Out in Congressional Hearing as Defying SCOTUS Yesterday, the House IP Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and…