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 changes. The new rules, which will be implemented in three stages, have not yet been … Continue reading USPTO Responds To Criticism By Promising PTAB Rule Changes That Should Benefit Patent Owners

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 joinder is filed “no later than one month after the institution date of any inter … Continue reading PTAB Panels Are Divided Regarding Interpretation Of The Joinder Provision