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Its Time for the PTAB to Stop Playing Good Cop

USA - October 4 2022 Back in March, I explained that the Opensky mess needed to be immediately checked by the USPTO. The legitimacy of the PTAB is at stake when when…

The PTO Has a Track-One Filing Problem

USA - September 14 2022 The USPTO has had an accelerated examination program known as “Track-1” since 2011. The program allows patent applicants to advance a patent…

USPTO to Discuss Director Review Process

USA - August 9 2022 Last month, the USPTO) published a Federal Register Notice requesting public input on Director Review, Precedential Opinion Panel review, and internal…

Tillis Bill’s Shot Across the Bow on 101

USA - August 4 2022 Remember the good ole days when every bar meeting had that Alice panel that said the same thing over and over? (i.e., “your guess is as good as mine”)…

WDTX Scatters Patent Docket - Now What?

USA - July 26 2022 This time last year, the Western District of Texas (WDTX) was getting a lot of attention from Washington DC policymakers. That is, a Plaintiff’s…

Post Grant Buzz - Summer ’22

USA - July 13 2022 As we move into the slower months of the summer in Washington D.C., here is a quick run-down of a number of hot-button IP legislative and policy…

PTAB to Address Reopening Plans Thursday

USA - June 27 2022 This Thursday (Noon - 1PM(EST)), the next Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Boardside Chat webinar will be conducted to…

PTAB Pulls the Rug Out From Under WDTX Plaintiffs

USA - June 22 2022 As I predicted some months back, the new Director has now addressed the 314(a) policies of her predecessor. Under the previous Director, Fintiv and a…

Proposed PTAB Reforms Adjusted for Bio/Pharma

USA - June 20 2022 Back in September of 2021, the “Restoring the America Invents Act” was released by Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Cornyn (R-TX). The bill sought to reverse…

Director Memo On Use of Admissions at PTAB

USA - June 9 2022 At the close of former USPTO Director Iancu’s tenure, he issued a memo explaining that Applicant Admitted Prior Art (AAPA) should not be used as a…