Federal Circuit To Hear En Banc Whether Certain PTAB Institution Decisions Are Reviewable
Eliot D. Williams
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has recently announced that it will hear en banc the question of whether certain decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that are entered at the beginning of America Invents Act (AIA) trials (e.g. at the outset of an Inter Partes Review) are reviewable on appeal... Read More.
The Federal Circuit Narrows the Scope of Covered Business Method Review By Limiting Review to Claims that Cover Activities Financial in Nature
Ali Dhanani, Daniel Rahim
The Federal Circuit issued a decision in Secure Axcess, LLC v. PNC Bank Nat’l Ass’n, No. 2016-1353, 2017 WL 676601 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 21, 2017)... Read More.
A Review Of Patent Owners’ Early Expert Testimony At PTAB
Harper Batts, Chris Han
On May 2, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board began allowing expert declarations in preliminary responses by patent owners responding to inter partes review and covered business method petitions... Read More.
*This article first appeared in Law360, February 22, 2017.
Patent Trial Partner Wayne Stacy Releases New PTAB Digest Deskbook
Wayne Stacy, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, has co-authored the newly released PTAB Digest Deskbook, 2016 Edition... Read More.
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