Posts Tagged: inter partes review


CAFC Issues Modified Opinion on IPR Estoppel Following Panel Rehearing Petition

On November 20, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a modified opinion following a petition for panel rehearing filed by Network-1. The …
By Rebecca Tapscott
35 minutes ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: EZ Pass Suit; Broken Smartphone Suppliers; Music Plugin Competitor Suits

It was a light week for Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings, with just 18 new petitions, while the district courts remained busy with 71 new complaints. Some …
By Jonathan Stroud
5 days ago 0

Supreme Court Denies Patent Petitions on Arthrex, Eligibility

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions for certiorari in two cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (CAFC): IYM …
By Rebecca Tapscott
6 days ago 3

Director Iancu Could Address Section 101 Problems Through Regulations Governing Post Grant Review Trials

Since U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu took office, I have observed, with admiration, how he has taken bold action to improve perceived …
By Kip Werking
7 days ago 35

Patent Filings Roundup: Quiet Week for the Courts, Qualcomm Takes Semiconductor Suits to the PTAB

District court activity dropped to 38 new complaints this week, with 28 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions – one post grant review (PGR) and 27 inter partes reviews (IPRs) – …
By Jonathan Stroud
12 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Steelmaker’s Trade Show Invention Theft Allegation, Me-Too Joinder Denied Under Section 314, Ericsson and Microsoft Cancel Another Uniloc SEP

As America watches the continued trickle of Presidential election results, the patent docket has stayed heavy, with 111 new district court complaints filed last week, and just 27 petitions (…
By Jonathan Stroud
19 days ago 0

Inventors Sound Off in Reply to Big Tech NHK-Fintiv Suit

In August, Apple, Google, Cisco and Intel filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the Northern District of California challenging the …
By Eileen McDermott
26 days ago 6

The PTAB Puts Hatch-Waxman Defendants on Notice: File IPRs Early or Risk Fintiv Discretionary Denial

On September 16, 2020, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution of Mylan Labs Ltd.’s petition for IPR of U.S. Patent No. 9,439,906 (“the ’906 patent”) in …

Patent Filings Roundup: Super-NPE Armed with New Patent Strikes Municipalities; Supersonic DJ Suit Over Army Sonar Contract; New Far North Campaign Against Cable Companies

A relatively subdued week led to just 18 petitions and 57 district court patent filings, mostly driven by WSOU adding Cannon to a number of suits, a fair number …
By Jonathan Stroud
27 days ago 0

American Innovators Express Support for Recent and Proposed Changes in Patent System

Yesterday, a group of 324 American innovators sent a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees to express support for several improvements in …
By IPWatchdog
28 days ago 4

USPTO Seeks Comments on Discretion to Institute Trials Before the PTAB

On October 20, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a “Request for Comments on Discretion To Institute Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board” …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 month ago 2

Patent Filings Roundup: Video Codec Wars, Gaming Industry Stung by Section 325 Discretionary Denial, Remote Surgical Robotics Suit Filed

Patent filings were down ever so slightly last week, with 30 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions filed (29 inter partes reviews [IPRs] and one post grant review […
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 0

Practice Tips Following USPTO Guidance on Applicant Admitted Prior Art

On August 18, 2020, the USPTO issued a guidance memorandum on the treatment of applicant statements in the challenged patent in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings under Section 311, which …
By Benedict Hanrahan
1 month ago 6

Federal Circuit Rejects St. Jude’s Challenge to Validity of Snyders’ Heart Valve Patent

On October 15, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in St. Jude Medical, LLC v. Snyders Heart Valve LLC, affirmed an inter partes …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 month ago 0

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Finding that Immunex Antibody Patent is Obvious

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Tuesday affirmed an invalidity decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 month ago 0