Posts Tagged: IPR


Patent Filings Roundup: PTAB Denies Verizon in Favor of Huawei; ‘Patent Paycheck Program’; Rock of AGIS

District court patent filings exploded this week with 126, while Patent Trial and Appeal Board filings were down substantially, with just 11 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and two post …
By Jonathan Stroud
5 months ago 1

Federal Circuit Says PTAB Failed to Provide Proper Notice to IPR Respondent of Anticipation Theory

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on February 1 held in part that the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (UPSTO) Patent …
By Eileen McDermott
5 months ago 5

The Day One Project Examined: USPTO Transition Proposals Advocate Questionable PTAB, Section 101 Policies

Recently, the Day One Project, an initiative of the Federation of American Scientists, released a transition document drafted by a collection of veteran policymakers discussing a range …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 17

CAFC Partially Vacates PTAB for Legal Error in ‘Reasonable Expectation of Success’ Analysis

On January 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed in-part and vacated in-part a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (…
By La'Cee Conley
5 months ago 22

Patent Filings Roundup: MedTech Litigation Ticks Up; Medtronic Files IPRs; Lenovo Brings Long-Running Mobile Patent Fight to Board

District Court patent filings were down again this week with just 46—two thirds of usual output—and the continued absence of any new WSOU filings may point …
By Jonathan Stroud
5 months ago 0

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
5 months ago 4

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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago 6