Posts Tagged: post grant procedures


Looming Leahy Bill Would End Fintiv Practice at PTAB

IPWatchdog has obtained a draft summary of the “Restoring the America Invents Act” bill that Senate IP Subcommittee Chair, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is purportedly expected to …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 15

Where Have All of the Ex Parte Appeals Gone?

Once a rejection by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is designated as at least one “final” office action (which typically occurs when the office …
By Kate Gaudry & Vanessa Bell
2 months ago 20

A Kinder, Gentler ‘Death Squad’: Ten Years in, Despite Some Reforms, the USPTO is Still Killing U.S. Patents

Now that the 10th anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA) has passed, we can look back not only at the past decade, but also the reactions …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 30

Patent Filings Roundup: Trading Technologies Nets $6.6 Million; Regeneron Biologic Eye Injection Drug Patent Challenged Early; Semiconductor Challenges Roll On

An average week saw 54 district court patent filings and 30 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, the majority of the latter being associated with semiconductor litigation. A …
By Jonathan Stroud
2 months ago 0

Celebrating (?) the America Invents Act: Ten Years On, Many IP Stakeholders Say it’s Time for a Second Look

During IPWatchdog LIVE 2021 in Dallas, Texas, I asked a handful of willing attendees for their thoughts on the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) in anticipation …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 11

Ten Years of the America Invents Act: Toward a More Objective and Accurate Patent System

When the America Invents Act (AIA) was before Congress a decade ago, it was heralded as the first comprehensive patent law since the 1952 Act. Ten years’ perspective …
By Joseph Matal
2 months ago 25

Winning at the PTAB: IPWatchdog LIVE Panelists Warn, Don’t Be Flashy

On the second day of IPWatchdog Live in Dallas, Texas, a panel of attorneys shed light on how to triumph at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (…
By Logan Murr
2 months ago 8

Report: Almost One-Third of IPR Proceedings are Settled

Our recent IPR Intelligence report covers the inter partes review (IPR) filing activity at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2021. Over the …
By Pedram Sameni
3 months ago 1

Patent Filings Roundup: IP Edge Hits Hardware Stores, Media Websites; Home Security Cam ITC Fight Goes Live

It was a heavy week for patent filings, with 78 new district court complaints and 41 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, all inter partes reviews (IPRs). …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 3

Patent Filings Roundup: Samsung Seeks Declaratory Judgment against Magentar Entities After Settlement; PTAB 325(d) Discretion Highlighted with Four Denials; District Court Litigation Spikes

A banner week saw the district court roaring back to life with 93 new patent filings and over 50 closed cases, including all of the remanded Section 101 rulings in …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Key Insights from the PTAB’s Updated Orange Book and Biologic Patent Study

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently released an update to its Orange Book patent and biologic patent study, examining …

Patent Filings Roundup: PTAB Denies Lash Company PGR over ITC Investigation Given Fintiv; DuoLingo Files Declaratory Judgment Against Prolific Filer

Weekly patent filings have settled into a roughly 60-complaint, 30-petition trend this year, and this week was no different; the district courts saw a handful of new …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: Litigation Funding WAGs the Dog; Funded Western District Semiconductor Campaign Sees IPRs Filed

Numbers were relatively stable last week, with the district courts seeing 57 new patent filings and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) seeing 25 petitions (two post grant …
By Jonathan Stroud
4 months ago 0

Patent Owner Sues Former USPTO Officials for ‘Improperly Stacking the Deck’ Against Him

A patent owner has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee against former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (…
By Eileen McDermott
4 months ago 20

MicroSurgical Decision Reiterates PTAB’s ‘Wide Net’ Approach to Transition Applications Under the AIA

March 16, 2013 marked a watershed date in the practice of patent law as the effective date of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Per Section 3 of the AIA, …
By Katie Merriman
4 months ago 1