Posts Tagged: post grant procedures


Patent Filings Roundup: Battle-Tested Off-Roading Patent Asserted; Jack Henry Battered Again

It was another light week at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), with 19 petitions filed (all inter partes reviews [IPRs]), while 78 district court complaints brought us …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 days 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
9 days ago 0

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
10 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
16 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
23 days ago 0

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
1 month ago 0

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

PTAB Precedential Decision Nomination Form Could Lead to More Controversial Decision-Making Outside of Informal Rulemaking

In late September, Bloomberg News reported that Scott Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), announced the introduction of a …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 3

Tech Companies’ Lawsuit Against USPTO – and Small Business Inventors’ Motion to Intervene – Highlight Need to Address NHK-Fintiv Factors Via Rulemaking

On September 9, a panel of three administrative patent judges (APJs) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying institution of a petition filed …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 7

Patent Filings Roundup: CBM Goes Out with a Whimper; Board Denies Unwired Planet Challenge After District Court Verdict; Fortress-Owned Divx Targets Devices

District court filings were substantially lulled this week, with about a third of what’s normal—33—filed to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s 32 petitions, propped …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Special Interest Group Implores Congress to Extend CBM Program

Two weeks before the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (CBM) Program, implemented in 2012 under the America Invents Act (AIA), is set to expire, a special …
By Eileen McDermott
3 months ago 6

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court Dismissal of Administrative Procedure Act Suit Appealing PTAB Decision

On August 20, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a district court’s dismissal of an appeal from the United States Patent …
By Rebecca Tapscott
3 months ago 3