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Federal Circuit Confirms Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard

A sharply divided Federal Circuit denied Cuozzo Speed Technology’s petition for rehearing en banc on the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation (BRI) standard used in Inter Partes Review (IPR).  Chief Judge Prost and Judges Newman, Moore, O’Malley, and Reyna voted for en banc review, but could not persuade Judges Lourie, Dyk, Wallach, Taranto, Chen, and Hughes to … Continue Reading

Recent Decisions Denying Stay of Litigation Highlight Importance of IPR Petition Timing

Defendants in litigation seeking to take advantage of IPR must file a petition within one year of the date of service of the complaint alleging patent infringement.  Defendants may be tempted to delay filing the IPR petition to avoid revealing strategy early in the litigation proceeding.  Delaying the filing, however, may risk the granting of … Continue Reading

Real Party in Interest – A Strategy For Attacking IPR Petitions.

Recent statistics suggest that approximately two thirds of claims challenged in IPR proceedings are held to be invalid by the PTAB.  For PTAB trials instituted on petitions filed in Art Unit 1600 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which examines patent applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts, 100% of the final decisions rendered … Continue Reading