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Separate Article III Standing Not Necessary for PTAB Appellees
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 8 2017

Last week, I analyzed the government's arguments supporting Article III standing for intervenors in Knowles Electronics v. Matal. In that case, the


PTAB Designates New Precedent for AIA Trials
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

Assignor Estoppel Not an Exception to 311(a) The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has designated the following decision as precedential: Athena


USPTO Intervenor Standing in PTAB Appeals
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

USPTO Explains Intervenor Standing Some weeks back in Knowles Electronics v. Matal, the Federal Circuit, sua sponte, asked the following of the


CAFC Finds Forfeit of Half-Win Before PTAB
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

PTAB practitioners must always be mindful of the Board's longstanding practice to treat grouped claims as standing or falling together. That is


House IP Subcommittee Slams "Reprehensible" EDTX
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • July 14 2017

Judge Gilstrap Singled Out in Congressional Hearing as Defying SCOTUS Yesterday, the House IP Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and


Senate Bill Seeks to Thwart AIA Trials
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 23 2017

The STRONGER (Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience) Patents Act was unveiled in the U.S. Senate this week


Another WiFi One Hint from the CAFC
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

The en banc opinion on the scope of the AIA's appeal bar (35 U.S.C. 324(e)314(d)) remains outstanding in WiFi One. Still, we have seen a few


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 Trials Unconstitutional? Don't Bet on It
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 13 2017

The Supreme Court has had at least three occasions over the past 7 months to review the constitutionality of AIA trial proceedings it declined all


Preliminary Response Evidence Should Focus on Technology
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

Back on May 1st of 2016, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) began to accept new testimonial evidence with patentee preliminary responses. The