By Tom Engellenner The Cuozzo v. Garmin case, discussed in our blog in January, has been decided in favor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A divided panel decided 2-1 to uphold the USPTO’s claim construction standard used by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in the new inter partes review proceedings … Continue reading Federal Circuit Panel Blesses BRI Standard for Claim Construction at PTAB But Another Panel May Not
By Tom Engellenner Two of the earliest challenges to patents under the new post grant proceedings established by the America Invents Act (AIA) are now on appeal to the Court of the Appeals for the Federal Circuit and both appeals are taking direct aim at the US Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to adopt a … Continue reading Does the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Make Sense?
By Tom Engellenner On June 11, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) rendered its first decision in a case under the new AIA procedures for administratively contesting patents. In the case of SAP America, Inc. v. Versata Development Group, Inc., CBM2012-00001, Paper 70 (June 11, 2013), the PTAB found Versata’s patent claims ineligible … Continue reading PTAB Renders Its First Decision
By Aparna Nemlekar On April 23, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a transcript of the first oral hearing conducted before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB) in an America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceeding. The oral hearing was conducted on April 17, 2013 in case number CBM2012-00001 (SAP America … Continue reading First AIA Oral Hearing At The PTAB – Breaking New Ground?