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By Ryan Phelan
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become increasingly important to companies and institutions of all sizes and industries.
By Kate Nuehring Su
In Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Arthrocare Corp., Appeal No. IPR2016-00918 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 21, 2019), the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision in an IPR
By Joseph A. Saltiel
It has been five years since the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank International. Alice established a two-part test to determine if a software patent
By Sandip H. Patel
In consolidated appeals of a trio of Board decisions canceling pre-AIA patents in inter partes reviews (IPR), the Federal Circuit held "that the retroactive application of IPR proceedings to pre-AIA patents is not an...
By Julianne Hartzell
In a recent decision vacating the PTAB's finding that a draft standard for video coding emailed to a listserv was not publicly accessible.
By Michael Weiner
As we have discussed (here and here), owners of pre-AIA patents may be able to "swear behind" alleged prior art references by providing evidence of an earlier invention date
By Matthew R. Carey
The Federal Circuit recently issued a decision in In re Marco Guldenaar Holding B.V., ruling the claims at issue were directed to the abstract idea
By Ryan Phelan
PTABWatch Takeaway: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated as "informative" four decisions applying the Patent Office's 2019 patent eligibility guidance (PEG)
By Sandip H. Patel
In re Global IP Holdings LLC, Appeal 2018-1426 (Fed. Cir. July 5,2019), concerns patent law's written description requirement, under 35 USC § 112.
By Kwanwoo Lee
In May 2019, the PTAB designated precedential two IPR decisions related to its discretion to institute inter partes review.
By Heather R. Kissling
Recently updated statistics from the USPTO provide little comfort for patent owners seeking to amend claims during an IPR proceeding.
By Julie M. Watson
The Federal Circuit on June 14 affirmed Patent Office decisions in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings canceling patents the University of Minnesota owned,
By Michael Weiner
In AVX Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc., No. 2018-1106 (Fed. Cir. May. 13, 2019), the Federal Circuit determined that a manufacturer did not have standing to appeal an adverse decision
By Joseph A. Saltiel
The U.S. patent system has always struggled with how to deal with software. Sometimes software patents were welcomed; sometimes they were not.
By Sandip H. Patel
A few months ago, in BTG International Ltd. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, the Federal Circuit invited the Patent Office's views on the scope of the petitioner estoppel under 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2).