Category Archives: Broadest Reasonable Interpretation

PTAB Issues Guidelines for Motions to Amend

By Reza Mollaaghababa An en banc panel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the case of Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal recently held that in an inter-partes (IPR) proceeding, the burden of persuasion rests with … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Slams PTAB Amendment Policy

By Tom Engellenner On October 4, 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, overruled an earlier panel decision and found that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) had been impermissibly placing the burden of … Continue reading

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CAFC Finds Another PTAB Claim Construction Unreasonable and Again Reverses an Invalidity Holding

By Reza Mollaaghababa In an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, the meaning of terms used in challenged claims of an unexpired patent are given their broadest reasonable interpretation in light of the claim language and the specification. The Court of … Continue reading

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CAFC Vacates a PTAB Decision Due To Faulty Claim Construction

By Reza Mollaaghababa In a rare case of disagreeing with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated and remanded a PTAB decision invalidating claims 10-25 of PPC Broadband, Inc.’s U.S. … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Affirms Invalidity Of A Merck Patent Based On Substantial Evidence Standard

The Federal Circuit will apply a relaxed standard for review of the Patent Office’s post grant patent review proceedings and will give a good deal of deference to PTAB “findings of facts.” Continue reading

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