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"Addressing Video Game Claims Under The Phillips Standard At The PTAB"
Last fall, the PTAB modified its procedures for IPR claim construction, eliminating the use of the broadest reasonable interpretation standard.
United States
28 Aug 2019
New PTAB Guide Creates Uncertainty As To Multiple Petition Situations
The USPTO published its second update to the PTAB Trial and Practice Guide last month. The section addressing procedures for addressing multiple challenges to a patent is a new and noteworthy addition
United States
15 Aug 2019
Open Source Software Policies – Why You Need Them And What They Should Include
The chances are high that your company uses open source software in some capacity. While the benefits of OSS are clear, it is also clear that OSS can pose significant legal risks that must be addressed.
United States
21 Jun 2019
Converting An IPR Loss Into A District Court Win
It is very common to defend against a claim of patent infringement by litigating in the district court and the PTAB in parallel.
United States
27 May 2019
Framing Your Pitch: A Lesson From The TTI V. IBG Cases
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued three interesting, related opinions interpreting and applying the "technological invention" exception to Covered Business Method
United States
22 May 2019
Patentees and inventors of cannabis compounds may be happy to learn a district court in Colorado recently held that, based on the record before it, U.S. Patent No. 9,730,911
United States
15 May 2019
Returning To The Status Quo? – Proposed Outline For Section 101 Reform
On April 18, 2019, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), along with Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Steve Stivers (R-OH),
United States
7 May 2019
PTAB Continues To Preclude PTAB Challenges That It Views As Untimely
In a proceeding that included Patent Office Director Andrei Iancu on the panel, the PTAB issued an order this past week denying institution of 3 IPRs filed by Valve.
United States
30 Apr 2019
Caution To Game Companies: PTAB Continues To Preclude PTAB Challenges That It Views As Untimely
In a proceeding that included Patent Office Director Andrei Iancu on the panel, the PTAB issued an order this past week denying institution of 3 IPRs filed by Valve.
United States
29 Apr 2019
Blockchain Games And Collectibles – Patents And Other Legal Issues
The use of blockchain (or distributed ledger) technology for games (a.k.a blockchain games) and token-based digital collectibles is on the rise.
United States
15 Apr 2019
Federal Circuit Weighs In On Patent Subject-Matter Eligibility Of Dietary Supplements
The Federal Circuit weighed in on patent subject matter eligibility again last week, finding certain amino-acid containing dietary supplements, and related methods of use, to be patent eligible.
United States
2 Apr 2019
Failure To Launch: Not Identifying The Proper Parties Can Prematurely End An Video Game IPR Challenge
Most video game patents that are asserted in litigation are also challenged at the PTAB through IPR or PGR petitions. Patent Owners looking for new ways attack such challenges
United States
12 Feb 2019
Challenges In Filing Successful IPR Petitions For Video Game Patents
Video game patents being asserted in litigation are frequently challenged by defendants at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board by filing a petition requesting inter partes review.
United States
9 Jan 2019
5 Things To Consider Before Heading To PTAB
Those familiar with Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings are no doubt aware of some basic trends with respect to post-grant challenges:
United States
18 Oct 2018
Recent Blockchain Patents Of Note
As we have previously reported, the number of blockchain patents being filed and granted is continuing to increase. According to a Thomson Reuters report, 225 out of the 406 blockchain ...
United States
24 May 2018
Drafting Effective Blockchain Patents
As the number of blockchain-based patents and patent applications increases, more companies have become interested in pursuing these patents.
United States
5 Apr 2018
An Uphill Battle Protecting Fashion Designs In Nigeria And Abroad
Growing frustration in the fashion community regarding weak or non-existent intellectual property laws has finally caught the attention of some nations.
6 Mar 2018
Contractors Beware: The 2018 NDAA Ushers In New Changes Affecting IP Rights
The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA" or "Act") includes changes that could make the Department of Defense ("DoD") a more effective and knowledgeable purchaser of Intellectual Property...
United States
31 Jan 2018
PTAB Sheds Light On Video Game Patent Validity
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently upheld the patentability of a video game-related patent, ruling the computer graphics features were not obvious over the prior art.
United States
31 Oct 2017
Video Game Network Patent Found To Be Patent Eligible – Not An Abstract Idea
Despite all of the recent press regarding the so-called Alice test, which revised the test for patent-eligible subject matter...
United States
21 Sep 2017
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