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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


PTAB accepts first contested claim amendment, now what?
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • January 7 2015

Since the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has successfully fulfilled its charge as a speedy, cost


PTAB & alternative dispute resolution
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • April 23 2015

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has the power to terminate an Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post Grant Review (PGR), or a Covered Business Method


Amendment efforts at PTAB trend downward
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • December 15 2014

Post-issuance amendment of patents has never been popular among patentees. This is because such amendments typically trigger an intervening rights