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Non-Patent Literature at the PTAB

USA - June 12 2018 Typically, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) is thought to disfavor non-patent literaturethat is, “printed publications” under 35 U.S.C....


Updating PTAB Strategies post-SAS Institute

USA - May 16 2018 Following the SAS Institute decision by the Supreme Court (which we covered in a separate post on the PTAB Law blog), the U.S. Patent and Trademark...


The evolving cryptocurrency patent landscape: who is winning the race?

USA - March 28 2018 If the past is any indication of what is to come, those who invest in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, just to name a few...

Martin M. Zoltick.


PTAB Finds that Tribal Sovereign Immunity Does Not Apply to Review Proceedings

USA - February 28 2018 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the PTAB”) ruled last Friday, February 23, 2018, that tribal sovereign immunity does not apply to the Saint Regis...

D. Lawson Allen.


Discretion and Precedential Decisions at the PTAB

USA - August 16 2017 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) enjoys a wide range of discretion on a number of issues. For instance, the PTAB has interpreted 35 U.S.C...