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IPR Petition Fee Must Be Received Not Merely Tendered for Petition to be Afforded a Filing Date
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2018

In this informative opinion, Luv N’ Care, LTD v. McGinley, Case IPR2017-01216, Paper 13 (Sept. 18, 2017) the PTAB clarified that to be accorded a


Attorneys’ Fees Not Awardable Expenses in Section 145 Actions
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2018

In NantKwest, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 2016-1794 (Fed. Cir. Jul. 27, 2018) (en banc), the Federal Circuit decided en banc that attorneys’ fees are not


Federal Circuit puts nail in coffin for petitioner’s case challenging casket patent
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2018

In Matthews International Corporation v. Vandor Corporation, No. 2017-1889 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 27, 2018) (non-precedential), the Federal Circuit affirmed


Tradeshow catalog qualifies as prior art
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2018

In a previous blog post, we reported that in a Final Written Decision on October 26, 2016, the PTAB concluded that GoPro, Inc. (GoPro) failed to


No mandamus relief from shenanigan-less non-institution decision
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2018

Absent extraordinary circumstances, the Federal Circuit will not review Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions refusing to institute inter partes


PTAB properly applied the printed matter doctrine
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2018

In Praxair Distrib. v. Mallinckrodt Hosp. Pdts., (Fed. Circ. May 16, 2018), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s application of the printed matter


PTAB was wrong to ignore an applicant’s prosecution disclaimer because of examiner’s reasons for allowance
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2018

Despite disagreeing with the PTAB’s preferred claim construction, the Federal Circuit in Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Google LLC, Case No. 2016-1249 (Fed. Cir


One year time bar runs from date of service, regardless of whether suit is dismissed
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2018

The Federal Circuit recently held that the statutory time bar in 35 U.S.C. 315(b) precludes the PTAB from deciding an IPR petition filed more than


Federal Circuit upholds Board’s use of control standard of privity to assess time bar
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2018

It is undisputed that institution of an inter partes review (IPR) is time-barred under 35 U.S.C. 315(b) if the petition is “filed more than 1 year


Federal Circuit Reverses, i.e. Overturns, Board’s Anticipation Decision Due to Overbroad Claim Construction
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2018

In TF3 Ltd. v. Tre Milano, LLC, Appeal 2016-2285 (Fed. Cir. July 13, 2018), the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final