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Assessing the Meaning of a Publicly Available “Printed Publication” in View of Acceleration Bay v. Activision Blizzard

USA - November 8 2018 When a non-patent literature (NPL) reference is used to challenge a patent, a key issue to be resolved is whether the NPL reference is a “printed...


Using Theses as Prior Art at the PTAB

USA - August 7 2018 Based on recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB” or “the Board”) decisions, the best practice to establish an academic thesis as a printed...


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.