PTAB Issues Guidelines on Foreign Language Testimony

by Tom Engellenner The new AIA post grant proceedings not only authorize depositions but also make provisions for deposing witnesses in a foreign language. Similar to rules that have governed foreign language depositions in PTO interference proceedings (37 C.F.R. 41.157(d)), the new AIA rules for inter partes review, post grant review and covered business method … Continue reading PTAB Issues Guidelines on Foreign Language Testimony

Are Peace and Love Breaking Out at the PTAB? – (Settlement of IPR Proceedings: Part 2)

By Tom Engellenner The proverbial ink had barely dried on our first posting on this topic (noting that few parties in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings had taken advantage of the settlement option) when we saw an outbreak of judgments terminating proceedings by mutual consent.  It seems that parties are indeed availing themselves of the … Continue reading Are Peace and Love Breaking Out at the PTAB? – (Settlement of IPR Proceedings: Part 2)