Category Archives: PTAB Procedure

State Universities Rejoice: PTAB Recognizes Sovereign Immunity Defense

By Sean Gloth In Covidien LP v. University of Florida Research Foundation Inc., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) upheld a defense of sovereign immunity asserted by the University of Florida Research Foundation (the “Foundation”) and dismissed three … Continue reading

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Bass’s First IPR Decision Rendered – Victory for Patent Owner, Shire Lpc

By Tom Engellenner If Kyle Bass’s Coalition for Affordable Drugs Series II hedge fund was hoping to reap a windfall from short positions in Shire Plc’s stock this week, it was dealt a major setback by a Patent Trial and … Continue reading

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New Final Rules for Post-Grant Proceedings Published by USPTO on April Fools Day

By Tom Engellenner The USPTO has gone ahead and finalized new rules for post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA) – despite heavy criticism that the rules do little to alter the lopsided nature of these proceedings. The new … Continue reading

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Bass Continues Fishing; Pharma Seeks Sanctuary

By Tom Engellenner It’s time for an update on Kyle Bass’s efforts to rid America of the pharmaceutical patents that support high priced drugs.  Between February and September 2015, at least eleven investment funds organized by J. Kyle Bass and … 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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