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A Post-Grant Lesson for Patent Prosecutors
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

Every so often a decision comes out of the USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) or the Federal Circuit that has immediate value for patent


AIA changes to greatly increase stays of district court actions?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • March 28 2012

The estoppel provisions of Post Grant Review (PGR) and Inter Partes Review (IPR) are markedly different than those in existence today for Inter Partes Reexamination (IPX


Constitutional Challenges to PTAB Another Dead End
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

Over the years the constitutionality of USPTO post-grant procedures have been repeatedly challenged. Typically, it is argued that the 7th Amendment's


TC HeartLand Fallout: 1000 Fewer EDTX Filings in 2017
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

A study authored by Unified Patents presents the first glimpse at the coming landscape. The text that follows is authored by Unified Patents. Summary


Creeping death.the infectious estoppel impact of PTAB validity trials
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • September 24 2012

Two weeks back I discussed the “patentee estoppel” impact of Rule 42.73(d)(3)(1


E-commerce & software patent trolls targeted by Congress
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 8 2013

As I pointed out last week, Congress is considering fixes to the U.S patent system are designed to combat the patent troll problem. Yesterday, S.866


Post grant proofing your patent portfolio
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 14 2014

As Bob Dylan once warned, you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone.the times they are a changin.‘ While Bob clearly had some broader


Ethical Guidelines for PTAB Judges
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • May 2 2017

Critics of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) are not hard to find attorneys especially hate change. Since the start of AIA trial proceedings


Teva v. Sandoz & the PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 21 2015

Yesterday, in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al v. Sandoz, Inc. et al., (here) the U.S. Supreme Court reversed decades of CAFC precedent


PTAB moves forward on quick-fix rule changes
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • March 27 2015

The USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has announced some of their "quick fix" rule changes today in advance of the anticipated Federal