Posts Tagged: post grant procedures


Saul v. Carr: The SCOTUS Social Security Decision Patent Practitioners Should Read

On April 22, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Carr v. Saul, which dealt with a constitutional Appointments Clause challenge to Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) …
By Daniel Hanson
12 days ago 1

PTAB Masters™ Day Four Features Judge Michel on How the PTAB is Working: ‘When Facts Change, Views Should Change’

The final day of IPWatchdog’s PTAB Masters™ 2021 program kicked off with more than 1,070 registrants and a discussion featuring retired U.S. Court of Appeals for the …
By Eileen McDermott
19 days ago 13

Patent Filings Roundup: Costco Drones on in District Court; J&J Laser LASIK Patents Challenged by Competitor; Quiet Storm Vector Capital Continues to Cash in on Chip Assertions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) had a light week, with 23 patent filings, all inter partes reviews (IPRs), including a …
By Jonathan Stroud
20 days ago 0

Tillis Tells PTAB Masters™ Day Three Attendees Congress Should Codify Iancu’s Reforms

In his keynote video address to PTAB Masters participants today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) championed the record of former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director …
By Eileen McDermott
20 days ago 8

Kappos at PTAB Masters™ Day Two: PTAB Problems Arose When It Failed to Evolve

The second day of IPWatchdog’s PTAB Masters™ 2021: “Winning at the PTAB” featured a keynote interview with former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director David …
By Eileen McDermott
21 days ago 22

CAFC Clarifies Section 103 Prior Art Enablement Requirement, Reverses PTAB Obviousness Finding

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed an inter partes review (IPR) decision from the U.S. Patent and Trademark …
By Nancy Braman
21 days ago 9

PTAB Masters™ 2021, Day One: How Iancu Tried to Repair a ‘Damaged Brand’

While steps taken under former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Andrei Iancu to restore equilibrium at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) have …
By Eileen McDermott
22 days ago 15

Patent Filings Roundup: Acacia Gets Another Fintiv Boost; More Vape IPRs Filed; Adenovirus PGR Challenge; IP Edge Files Dozens of New Complaints

District court complaints rose to 93 this week, while Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) cases fell to 28 (27 inter partes reviews [IPRs] and a post grant review [PGR]), …
By Jonathan Stroud
1 month ago 1

Boalick and Hirshfeld Highlight PTAB Stats, USPTO Training Efforts During Virtual LEAP Program

On Friday, March 26, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) conducted virtual LEAP training. LEAP stands for Legal Experience and Advancement Program and is a series …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 0

The PTAB’s Concerning Conflict of Interest is Laid Bare in New Vision Gaming

Buffalo is a small Texas town of less than 2,000 people. On the way into town, school zone signs flank both sides of a speed limit sign. I …
By Paul Morinville
1 month ago 13

Patent Filings Roundup: Pulling the Pinn; Cal Tech Expands Chip Suit; USF Research Foundation Patent Petitioned

It was another typical Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)/district court split this week, with 33 petitions (two of them post grant reviews [PGRs]) and 71 district court …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 2

Mysterious Patent Attacks: Policymakers Must Stand Up and Require Patent Membership Organizations Reveal Themselves

A strong and predictable intellectual property system is crucial to protecting and promoting American innovation around the globe. It allows American businesses of any size to compete …
By Robert Stoll
2 months ago 40

Patent Filings Roundup: Neodron Settles En Masse; Pineapple34 Expresses Interest Over Old IV Patents; Pharma IPR Denied Over Prosecution History, Secondary Considerations Evidence

A light week at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) saw two post grant reviews (PGRs) and 16 inter partes reviews (IPRs) filed, while the District Court …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

SCOTUS Dubs PTAB/APJ Structure a ‘Rare Bird’, Pushes for Workable Remedies in Arthrex Oral Arguments

The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments in United States/ Smith & Nephew v. Arthrex, in which the Court will decide whether the administrative …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 14

What Increased Success Rates for Amending Claims During Post-Grant Proceedings Means for Patent Litigation

As reported by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board here and by others, the motion to amend pilot program (see 84 Fed. Reg. 9497), which took effect in March 2019, …
By Tyler Bowen
3 months ago 1