Tag Archives: Covered Business Methods

Estoppel Does Not Attach When Petitioner’s Grounds Are Denied As Redundant

By Reza Mollaaghababa Under 35 U.S.C. 315(e)(1), a petitioner in an inter partes review of a claim in a patent that has resulted in a final written decision by the Board may not request or maintain a proceeding before the … 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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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Adds Two More Cases to its List of Precedential and Informative Decisions

By Tom Engellenner Earlier this month, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) added two decisions to its list of “precedential” opinions for the USPTO’s new proceedings for challenging patents under the America Invents Act. The list (which now consists … 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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Fed. Circuit Affirms PTAB’S CBM Decision Based on a Ground Not Raised By Petitioner

By Reza Mollaaghababa In SightSound Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc. (CBM2013-00020), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the patent appellate court) recently affirmed the decision of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to invalidate certain claims of SightSound’s … Continue reading

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