First AIA Derivation Trial Instituted by PTAB

By Aparna Nemlekar On March 21, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) instituted the first AIA derivation proceeding to determine whether patent claims to a window frame component should be canceled because they were derived from others not listed as inventors. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) amended 35 U.S.C. § 135 to … Continue reading First AIA Derivation Trial Instituted by PTAB