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Activist Director Moves On – What’s Next for the PTAB?

Agency Left to Defend Unsettled Legacy Upon taking the reins at the USPTO, Director Iancu made clear that he believed the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) was cancelling too...

Agency Left to Defend Unsettled Legacy Upon taking the reins at the USPTO, Director Iancu made clear that he believed the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB)... Read More »
The first panel decision below can be found at 952 F . 3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2020). I posted on this decision on June 1, 2020, days before the Fed. Cir. issued a... Read More »
2020 Pandemic brought so many changes to our life styles. Some speculate that the huge rise in patent litigation was due to COVID-19. While pandemic might have had... Read More »
Litigators Amending Claims? Patent prosecution bars are prophylactic provisions typically included in district court protective orders when there is a risk that a ... Read More »
On November 30, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law New York Senate Bill S5959D, an amendment to New York’s right of publicity law to provide... Read More »
QUIKTRIP WEST, INC. V. WEIGEL STORES, INC. Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Reyna.  Appeal from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Summary... Read More »
SIMO HOLDINGS INC. v. HONG KONG UCLOUDLINK NETWORK Before O’Malley, Wallach, and Taranto. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern... Read More »
ABS GLOBAL, INC. V. CYTONOME/ST, LLC Before Prost, Moore, and Stoll.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary:  A patent owner may... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK General Electric Co. v. Raytheon Techs. Corp., Appeal No. 2019-1319 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 23, 2020) In one of two precedential opinions this week... Read More »
As countries around the world begin administering COVID-19 vaccines, many institutions, both governmental and private, are considering the possibility of requiring... Read More »
Royal Philips NV acquired BioTelemetry, Inc. for $2.8 billion US dollars. Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, BioTelemetry provides cardiac... Read More »
Another Day, Another 314(a) Discussion On the heels of its precedent of a week or so back, the PTAB is adding more to the swirling hairball known as the... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK SiOnyx LLC et al. v. Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. et al., Appeal Nos. 2019-2359, -1217 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 7, 2020) In the only precedential patent... Read More »
In July 2020 the Court of Justice the European Union’s (CJEU) Schrems II decision declared the EU-US Privacy Shield Protections inadequate for the protection of ... Read More »
POP to Decide Further Extension of 314(a)? A year or so back, I discussed a 314(a) dispute at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) where the Board... Read More »
SIONYX LLC v. HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K. Before Lourie, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts... Read More »
On November 17, 2020, the Canadian House of Commons introduced the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 (“DCIA”), which includes the Consumer Privacy... Read More »
Designation of Additional Cases Clarify Basis for RPI Disputes Last Friday the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) added to its list of precedential cases. The ... Read More »
In the recent decision, Vectura Ltd. v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Appeal. No. 2020-1054 (Fed. Cir., November 19, 2020), the panel dealt with an appeal by GlaxoSmithKline... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK VidStream LLC v. Twitter, Inc., Appeal No. 2019-1734, -1735 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 25, 2020) In the Federal Circuit’s only precedential case... Read More »
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