Posts Tagged: real party in interest


Standard Essential Patents: Statistics and Solutions to the Real Party in Interest Problem

As I noted in part one of my talk at the IPWatchdog Patent Masters Symposium, the validity statistics for SEPs do not look very good at first …
By David Cohen
18 days ago 1

Federal Circuit in Mayne Pharma: Reasonable Mistake Identifying a Real-Party-In-Interest Does Not Doom IPR Petition

The Federal Circuit last week upheld a PTAB final written decision invalidating Mayne Pharma’s U.S. Patent 6,881,745 over its objection that the petition for inter partes …
By Jeff Vockrodt
4 months ago 2

PTAB Says Alphabet is No Real Party-in-Interest With Google

Who stands to gain if Google prevails? Well, Google certainly, but so too does Alphabet, which is precisely why Alphabet is a real party-in-interest under any fair …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 14

The Year in Patents: The Top 10 Patent Stories from 2018

Before proceeding it is worth noting two things. First, that my list focuses on specific and identifiable events. Second, there are a number of stories worth mentioning, …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 17

PTAB Institutes IPR, Finds Unified Patents is Sole Real Party in Interest

On Tuesday, November 27th, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a redacted version of a decision to institute an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding petitioned …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 9

Serial and Duplicative Petitions at PTAB by Apple, Other Tech Giants Flout Congressional Intent

The Alliance of U.S. Startups and Inventors for Jobs (USIJ) recently released a report detailing the organization’s research into serial attacks on high quality patents …
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 5

Federal Circuit vacates PTAB over error in determining real party in interest in RPX petition

The Federal Circuit found that the PTAB didn’t meaningfully examine Salesforce’s relationship with RPX and the nature of RPX as an entity that helps its …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 5

If PTAB judges can decide cases involving former defense clients USPTO conflict rules must change

If an APJ making decisions in a case within 18 months of having represented a former client complies with whatever USPTO conflict rules or guidelines apply to PTAB …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 11

Hillary Clinton supports patent reform, announces technology and innovation initiative

Clinton's proposal for accomplishing this goal would be twofold: (1) to reduce excessive patent litigation through additional patent reform; and (2) strengthening the operational capacity of the USPTO by …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 20

Understanding Court, PTAB Interplay Key in Today’s Patent Litigation Environment

The PTAB has seen more than triple the number of inter partes review (IPR) petitions—now the preferred way for a company accused of infringement in court …
By Tony Dutra
4 years ago 6

Reintroduced Innovation Act Goes Too Far – By a Mile

This bill has elements that can be part of an ultimate solution, however it cannot escape being a rubber stamp for a viewpoint that sees intellectual property …
By Fatih Ozluturk
5 years ago 3

Obama on Patent Trolls – Much Ado About Nothing

There is no doubt that the Obama position will be loved by Google and other Silicon Valley technology giants that despise the patent system. Given the revolving …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 12

White House Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues

Today the White House announced major steps to improve incentives for future innovation in high tech patents, a key driver of economic growth and good paying American …
By White House
6 years ago 21