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PTAB affirms that overlapping prior art does not automatically lead to rejection of follow-on IPR petition

USA - February 13 2015 On January 28, 2015, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its decision to institute inter partesreview in Valeo North America, Inc., et al…

Judge derides the “pencil-and-paper analysis” for software patents, finds error-correction claims valid

USA - November 17 2014 On November 3, 2014, Judge Mariana Pfaelzer issued an order in California Inst. of Tech. V. Hughes Commc’ns Inc., No. 2:13-CV-07245-MRP, 2014 WL…

Michael Simons, Steven M. Zager, Todd Eric Landis.

E.D. Va invalidates the claims of four patents, finds alleged novelty of ideas irrelevant to § 101 analysis

USA - October 31 2014 On October 24th, 2014, Judge Brinkema of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia joined the ranks of a growing number of…

PTAB declines institution of second-filed petition based on new prior art, citing “substantially same argument”

USA - October 24 2014 In a decision issued on October 20, 2014, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) declined to institute inter partes review based on a petition…