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House Subcommittee Considers Sunset of the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2018

The Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (“CBM”), created by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), is set to sunset in


Texas Tax Amnesty Program
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2018

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program opens today, allowing Texas taxpayers to “get right” on Texas taxes without penalties or interest. All tax periods prior


PTAB Institutes First Derivation Proceeding
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2018

The PTAB instituted its first derivation proceeding on March 21, 2018. The institution is in response to Andersen’s Petition to Institute a


Protecting Trade or Trade Secrets: How Intellectual Property Issues Impact Trade Dispute Between United States and China
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • China
  • May 1 2018

Ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China have both dominated mainstream news headlines and thrust debates about intellectual


Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of IPRs and Ends PTAB Practice of Instituting IPR Decisions on Fewer than All Challenged Claims
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2018

Today, the Supreme Court issued two opinions relating to Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs), namely, Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group


Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of IPRs and Ends PTAB Practice of Instituting IPR Decisions on Fewer than All Challenged Claims
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2018

Today, the Supreme Court issued two opinions relating to Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs), namely, Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group


FERC Opens Notice of Inquiry into Pipeline Certificate Policy Statement
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) released a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) in Docket No. PL18-1-000 regarding its


USPTO Issues Request for Comments and New Guidance For Assessing Patent Eligibility Under 101
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

Today, the USPTO issued a request for comments on its newly announced guidance changing the procedure to be used by patent examiners when assessing


Unexpected Results of Degree Versus KindA Hair-Splitting Exercise to Overcome Obviousness?
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2018

The requirement of nonobviousness pursuant to section 103 of Title 351 is no stranger to practitioners appearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal


5th Circuit Joins Sister Circuits in Applying De Novo Standard of Review for Denial of Claims Cases
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2018

On March 1, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, issued an opinion in Ariana M. v. Humana Health Plan of