Posts Tagged: IPR


Patent Filings Roundup: Fortress Gets Into the 5G SEP Game; Judge Gilstrap Stays Trial for Reexam After Board Denied Under Fintiv; Fintiv Case Transferred

All eyes this week were on the USPTO Director’s chair and the inauguration, and yesterday the USPTO posted a farewell blog and speech, confirming that Andrei …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 days ago 3

Patent Filings Roundup: Board Says ‘Nein’ to German Company’s IPR; A PTAB Footnote to the Fortress/Intel Fight

Per the usual slow January, it was a light week at both the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and in the district courts. At the PTAB, …
By Jonathan Stroud
10 days ago 0

PTAB Will Use Nautilus Approach to Indefiniteness for Post-Grant Proceedings

Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued binding indefiniteness guidance in a memorandum from Director Andrei Iancu that addresses confusion about which indefiniteness …
By La'Cee Conley
12 days ago 8

Supreme Court Will Review Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari filed by Minerva Surgical, Inc. asking the Court to clarify questions around the doctrine of …
By Eileen McDermott
13 days ago 3

CAFC Dismisses Appeal as Moot, Prost Dissents in Part

On January 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) dismissed ABS Global's appeal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent …
By IPWatchdog
14 days ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge End-of-Year Filing Spree, WSOU Ends Year as Top Single-Entity Filer; AC Competitors Go to War Over a Cool Million

Combining the holiday break, we see a steady 24 and 25 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions filed in the last two weeks, respectively, with 84 and 71 District Court …
By Jonathan Stroud
15 days ago 0

Inventors Have Their Say on PTAB at SCOTUS in Arthrex Amicus Briefs

Eleven amicus briefs were docketed during the last two business days of 2020 in United States v. Arthrex, Inc., et al., which is scheduled for oral argument on …
By Eileen McDermott
18 days ago 5

Federal Circuit Vacates PTAB Holding that Raytheon Patent is Non-Obvious

On December 23, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated a decision of the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), holding …
By Rebecca Tapscott
19 days ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: ITC/District Court/PGR Fight Over Body Sculptors; Fintiv Denials Benefiting Funded NPEs; Uniloc Not Naming Fortress Despite District Court Standing Dismissal

The week before Christmas brought the biggest post-grant review (PGR) bulk filing to date, with 10 matters all stemming from a pharmaceutical dispute between Allergan and BTL Medical …
By Jonathan Stroud
27 days ago 0

PTAB Precedential: Two Decisions Against Exercising Discretion to Deny Institution Made Precedential

On December 17, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) designated two opinions as precedential, both decisions where the PTAB considered the so-called Fintiv factors and decided …
By Rebecca Tapscott
1 month ago 6

Patent Filings Roundup: Joao is Back Against Banks, Shipping Industry; Generic Vasostrict® Litigation on New Formulation/Method-of-Use Patent

December remains a light month at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), with just 16 petitions filed last week, 15 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and one post grant …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 1

Breaking the 5G Curve by Looking Beyond the U.S. Patent System

A wave of thousands of 5G Self-Declared Standard Essential Patents (SD-SEPs) applicable to everything from devices to network infrastructure is fast approaching. The value of these patents …
By Shawn Ambwani & Sam Jaffna
1 month ago 12

Some Small Entities Agree with Big Tech on PTAB Institution Rules: Congress Must Address Why

Historically, startups bring more new technologies to market and create more new jobs than any other entity type. Investment is critical to any startup, and patents are …
By Paul Morinville
1 month ago 14

PTAB Designates Three Precedential Decisions on Follow-On Petitions and Real Parties in Interest

On December 4, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) designated three Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) decisions as precedential.  In Apple Inc. v. Uniloc 2017 LLC, …
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Glut of Settlements; Fortress and Apple Settle Seven Networks; Fintiv Applies to ITC

As we head into the holidays, district court patent filings were down (51) and settlements/terminations up (51), with another 32 petitions filed before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (…
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0