Category Archives: Amendments before the PTAB

PTAB Grants a Patent Owner’s Request to Amend

By Reza Mollaaghababa and Anthony Pisano In an Inter Partes review (IPR) proceeding before the PTAB, a patent owner is not automatically afforded the right to amend the challenged claims. Rather, the patent owner has a burden of establishing that … Continue reading

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The PTAB’s Denial of Patent Owner’s Motion to Amend Underscores the Obstacles that Patent Owners Face In Amending Challenged Claims

By Reza Mollaaghababa As we had reported earlier, a patent owner has a heavy burden in amending claims in an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding.  The recent case of Nichia Corp. v. Emcore Corp. (IPR2012-00005) provides an example of obstacles … Continue reading

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