As required by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the PTO issued a report to Congress in September summarizing implementation of the AIA in the four years since the Act went into effect. The report proposes recommended changes to the law that the PTO would like to see enacted. A full copy of the report is … Continue Reading
Welcome to all of you who are new readers joining us from the IPO Annual Meeting (#IPOAM15). I hope that your time in Chicago was enjoyable and that you will add us to your RSS feeds or bookmark the blog and return often. For those who were unable to attend, the Tuesday panel titled “Post … Continue Reading
On August 20, the USPTO published for comment in the Federal Register proposed changes to the rules governing PTAB trials. In general, the proposed amendments address the claim construction standard applied by the Board, evidence that may be included in the patent owner’s response, and a Rule 11-like misconduct standard for practitioners before the PTAB.… Continue Reading
Should a Petitioner who failed to obtain institution be allowed to refile and try again? When the initial failure was in proof that a patent is a covered business method (CBM) patent, the Board allowed a second petition to proceed. After the Board initially denied institution (CBM2014-00084), Motorola Mobility successfully obtained institution of a new … Continue Reading
Although parties continue to file Requests for Rehearing of the PTAB’s Final Written Decision, none have yet succeeded in changing the outcome. According to Docket Navigator (www.docketnavigator.com), to date, 19 motions for rehearing of the Final Written Decision have been filed. Only one, in McLinton Energy Group, LLC v. Magnum Oil Tools International, Ltd., IPR … Continue Reading
The PTAB granted leave on June 9 for the patent owner, Celgene Corporation, to file a motion for sanctions seeking dismissal in several IPRs¹ filed by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs. The Coalition for Affordable Drugs, an organization created by the hedge fund Hayman Credes Master Fund L.P., has filed multiple IPRs against pharmaceutical companies with … Continue Reading
On May 22, 2015, the Board granted Petitioners Motion for Joinder in Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. v. Innovative Display Technologies, LLC, IPR2015-00360. Mercedes-Benz sought to join its proceeding with LG Display Co., Ltd. v. Innovative Display Technologies, LLC, IPR2015-00360, which was instituted on January 13, 2015. Mercedes-Benz filed its petition approximately … Continue Reading
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