Monthly Archives: April 2015

USPTO Responds To Criticism By Promising PTAB Rule Changes That Should Benefit Patent Owners

By Tom Engellenner Newly appointed USPTO Director Michelle Lee has responded to public criticism of the post-grant patent review mechanisms provided by the America Invents Act (AIA) by announcing in her blog last week that the government will implement several rule … Continue reading

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PTAB Panels Are Divided Regarding Interpretation Of The Joinder Provision

By Reza Mollaaghababa The America Invents Act (AIA) allows a petitioner to request joinder of an inter partes review (IPR) of a patent with an IPR proceeding previously instituted with respect to that patent so long as the request for … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Panel Blesses BRI Standard for Claim Construction at PTAB But Another Panel May Not

By Tom Engellenner The Cuozzo v. Garmin case, discussed in our blog in January, has been decided in favor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A divided panel decided 2-1 to uphold the USPTO’s claim construction standard used … Continue reading

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