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Federal Circuit Criticizes PTAB for Failing to Properly Weigh Objective Evidence of Non-Obviousness

By Tom Engellenner The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals again vacated a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) panel decision for failing to properly evaluate “objective evidence of non-obviousness” and remanded the case for determinations consistent with its opinion. Specifically, … Continue reading

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PTAB Can Rely on New Evidence Introduced by Petitioner in its Reply

By Tom Engellenner In a decision last month, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit gave petitioners in AIA proceedings yet another weapon to invalidate patents – by affirming a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision that relied, … Continue reading

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Despite PTAB “Sweet Talk” Federal Circuit Reverses Invalidity Of Deicing Patent

By Tom Engellenner The Federal Circuit reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidity decision last week that had found a patent for a molasses-based, road deicing agent obvious over earlier patents on sugar-related inventions.  The Federal Circuit panel … 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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First Post Grant Review Petition Filed

By Tom Engellenner After nearly a dozen false starts, it appears that the first genuine “Post Grant Review” (PGR) petition may have been filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) under the America Invents Act (AIA). Petition PRG2014-00008 … Continue reading

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