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Post Grant AdvocATor Blog

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Federal Circuit Enforces Statutory Definition of Covered Business Method Patents in Unwired Planet v. Google

USA - November 28 2016 Last Monday, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in Unwired Planet v. Google. In this…

Another patent found invalid in Post Grant Review

USA - August 5 2016 Netsirv et al v. Boxbee Inc., Case No. PGR2015-00009; Patent No. 8,756,166 The PTAB has found all claims of a container storage and shipping patent…

“Very Extraordinary Animal” Argued at the Supreme Court in Patent Case under AIA Review

USA - May 3 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Cuozzo Speed v. Lee on April 25, 2016. Cuozzo involves a patent that was invalidated by the…

In Rare Move, PTAB Grants Motion to Amend in IPR Proceeding

USA - May 3 2016 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently granted a patent owner's motion to amend its claims in an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding. A…

Supreme Court to Review Claim Construction Standard, and Appealability of Institution Decisions, in AIA Reviews

USA - January 21 2016 On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in Cuozzo Speed v. Lee. At issue in the case is the standard by which…

AIA Review Confirmed Constitutional

USA - December 18 2015 In September, the Federal Circuit heard arguments challenging the Constitutionality of AIA Reviews. Earlier this month, the Court issued an opinion…

IPR petition denied where challenger failed to prove operating manual was “printed publication”

USA - October 30 2015 Patent challengers relying on operating manuals and other printed materials included with products sold prior to the critical date of a…

Constitutionality of AIA reviews challenged under Article III

USA - September 21 2015 Earlier this month, in MCM Portfolio LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Company (case number 15-1091), the Federal Circuit heard arguments challenging whether or…

When dismissal of a Covered Business Method proceeding is not appropriate

USA - August 31 2015 On August 26, 2015, in CBM2015-00022, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) refused to terminate a Covered Business Method (CBM) proceeding as…

Second round of PTAB rule changes announced

USA - August 26 2015 A second set of proposed rule changes to AIA post-grant proceedings was published by the Patent Office on August 20, 2015. The proposed rule changes…