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Motion to Amend Substituting Claims Granted in Full, Possibly Reflecting the Change Wrought By Aqua Products

USA - May 2 2018 The Board recently granted a motion to amend, to replace unpatentable claims with proposed substitute claims, a rare occurrence that may signal a...


Avoid Creating Bad Blood with the Board

USA - February 12 2018 The Board recently denied a post grant review petition because the challenge was deemed redundant of the Patent Office’s earlier examination of...


Board Issues Guidance on Motions to Amend in view of Aqua Products

USA - December 5 2017 The PTAB’s Chief Administrative Patent Judge issued a memorandum on November 21, 2017, providing guidance on motions to amend in view of the en banc...


Board Decision Grants Motion to Amend With Respect to One Substitute Claim and Denies Motion to Amend With Respect to Other Substitute Claim

USA - October 30 2017 The Board’s recent decision in Veeam Software Corp. v. Veritas Technologies, LLC, Case No. IPR2014-00090 (PTAB July 17, 2017), provides patent...


Rejection of Claims Containing Functional Language and a Negative Limitation Affirmed by Federal Circuit

USA - September 8 2017 The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in In re Chudik, Appeal 2016-2673 (Fed. Cir. August 25, 2017) (non-prec.), offers patent practitioners a...