Posts Tagged: bpai


CAFC Grants En Banc Review of BPAI to District Court Appeal

On February 17, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an order in Hyatt v. Kappos vacating the previous decision issued by a 3 judge …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 0

Obviousness Ruling Based on Mischaracterizations of Reference Overturned by CAFC

But what is refreshing and important in the Federal Circuit’s opinion is that mischaracterizations of references relied upon by the patent examiner (or the BPAI) for …
By Eric Guttag
10 years ago 18

Requesting Deadline Extension on BPAI Rules of Practice

On January 20, 2010, the Patent Office is hosting a 3-hour “roundtable” to discuss the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding Rules of Practice Before the Board of …
By Richard Belzer
10 years ago 5

BPAI Rules Reissue Improper When Only Adding Narrower Claims

Reissue practice and reissue oaths are plagued by the tortured language of 35 U.S.C. § 251.  Having suffered through 3 related reissues myself, I’ve often referred to this …
By Eric Guttag
10 years ago 6

US Patent Office Seeks to Modify Appeals Rules… Again

The United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier today announced in the Federal Register that they will once again attempt to modify the rules of practice and …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

What the Board of Patent Appeals Can Learn from the NFL

The difference between a successful and unsuccessful season for an NFL Football Team often times hinges upon the outcome of a single game. In some cases, a …
By Scott A. McKeown
10 years ago 10

Another KSR Retrospective

On that fateful day some 27 months ago, April 30, 2007 to be precise, the United States Supreme Court decided that the well established and functional bright line rule for …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 4

KSR Day at the NAPP Conference in San Diego

I am still in San Diego, California at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Patent Practitioners, which is being held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3

BPAI Judges Get Patent Attorney Clerks

About two weeks ago I received an anonymous letter from “A concerned observer” regarding the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI).  I realize that anonymous tips …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 16

Proposal to Support PTO, Entrepreneurs & Inventors

Yeseterday I wrote an article titled Obama to Fund Entrepreneurs in Latin America.  In this article I discussed President Obama’s remarks while at the Summitt of …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3

Patent Office Finally Announces Rule Delay

The United States Patent & Trademark Office finally posted on its website an announcement that the new appeals rules that were to go into effect today, December 10, 2008, …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0

OMB Delays Patent Office Appeal Rules

To quote Lee Corso of ESPN College Football Gameday fame — not so fast my friend!  The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) will not be able to …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0