Posts Tagged: post grant procedures


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
24 days ago 2

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
2 months ago 12

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

CAFC Reverses In-Part, Vacates In-Part PTAB Patentability Finding for Skin Cancer Detection Device

On February 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential opinion in an appeal by Canfield Scientific, Inc. (Canfield) from the …
By La'Cee Conley
3 months ago 0

Getting Ready for Arthrex: What the Amici Are Saying

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear, on March 1, 2021, whether administrative patent judges (APJs) of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.…

Patent Filings Roundup: Porn Sites Head for PTAB; All-or-Nothing Post Grant Review Institution

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings have settled into a relatively steady-state of roughly 20-30 petitions, occasionally punctuated by a big burst of litigation-related activity. Notably, …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

Patent Filings Roundup: New Magnetar Entity Sues Oracle on Compression Tech; WSOU Changes Course; New Tim Pryor Campaign

Filings reverted to the mean this week, with 31 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) filings (5 post grant reviews and 25 inter partes reviews) and roughly double that (61) for …
By Jonathan Stroud
3 months ago 0

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
3 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
3 months ago 5