Category Archives: Protective Order

PTAB Issues Guidelines on Foreign Language Testimony

by Tom Engellenner The new AIA post grant proceedings not only authorize depositions but also make provisions for deposing witnesses in a foreign language. Similar to rules that have governed foreign language depositions in PTO interference proceedings (37 C.F.R. 41.157(d)), … Continue reading

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Are Peace and Love Breaking Out at the PTAB? – (Settlement of IPR Proceedings: Part 2)

By Tom Engellenner The proverbial ink had barely dried on our first posting on this topic (noting that few parties in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings had taken advantage of the settlement option) when we saw an outbreak of judgments … Continue reading

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Protecting Confidential Information at the PTAB – Part 2

By Ben Snitkoff  As discussed in Part 1, unlike in reexaminations, in an inter partes review, a protective order is available to parties seeking to keep their confidential information sealed from public view. Despite the availability and relative ease of … Continue reading

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Hold’em or Fold’em? – So Far Patent Owners Show Little Interest In Settling IPR Proceedings

By Tom Engellenner When Congress enacted the America Invents Act (AIA) and created the new administrative proceedings for challenging patents (Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review and Covered Business Method Review), the AIA provided an incentive for the parties to … Continue reading

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Protecting Confidential Information at the PTAB – Part 1

By Ben Snitkoff One of the many changes under the American Invents Act (AIA) is that documents submitted in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) may be filed under seal (that is to say, excluded from public … Continue reading

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