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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...

Illumina v. Ariosa – Ariosa Petitions for Cert.

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 modified panel decision...

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, LLC v. SNYDERS HEART VALVE LLC Before Newman, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board... Read More »
CHRISTY, INC. v. UNITED STATES Before LOURIE, REYNA, and HUGHES.  Appeal from the Court of Federal Claims. Summary: The government’s refusal to... Read More »
SECURITY PEOPLE, INC. v. IANCU Before Lourie, Wallach, and Hughes.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California... Read More »
UNILOC 2017 LLC v. HULU, LLC Before O’Malley, Wallach, and Taranto.  O’Malley dissenting.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. ... Read More »
COCHLEAR BONE ANCHORED SOLUTIONS AB V. OTICON MED. AB Before Taranto, O’Malley, and Newman.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board... Read More »
POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC v. SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS Before Prost, Reyna, and Stoll. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: An IPR is... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summaries Before Reyna, Bryson, and Stoll. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: A petitioner in an Inter Partes Review may... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary   Before Dyk, Bryson, and Reyna.  Appeal from PTAB, remanded from the Federal Circuit, en banc. Summary: Time-bar does... Read More »
The court in Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Wangs All. Corp., No. 14:cv-12298, 2018 WL 283893 (D. Mass. Jan. 2, 2018) denied summary judgement of no invalidity, finding... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Moore, Reyna, and Taranto.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: A party in an int er partes review... Read More »
The University of Minnesota (UMinn) and Toyota Motor Corp. (Toyota) co-own U.S. Patent 8,394,618 (the ’618 patent).  After Reactive Surfaces Ltd. filed a... Read More »
In Polygroup Lim ited v. Willis Electric Co., Ltd., IPR2016-01613, Paper 118 (Feb. 26, 2018), the PTAB granted the patent owner Willis Electric’s motion to... Read More »
The PTAB dismissed the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s attempt to avoid IPR of patents covering Restasis®, which Allergan transferred to the Tribe in a highly... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Newman, Wallach, and Chen.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Summary:  The Federal Circuit upheld the... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Newman, Bryson, and Moore.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Prosecution disclaimer occurred when... Read More »
A closely watched case on sovereign immunity, Reactive Surfaces Ltd., LLP, v. Toyota Motor Corp., IPR2017-00572, has now been terminated by the patent owner’s... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Newman, Dyk, and O’Malley.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The PTAB may enter an adverse... Read More »
On December 19, 2017, a seven-judge expanded PTAB panel ruled that the University of Minnesota (UM) waived its Eleventh Amendment immunity defense when it filed a... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Newman, O’Malley, and Reyna.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Anticipation is not proven by... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before NEWMAN, CHEN, and HUGHES.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: In inter partes review, the patent... Read More »
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