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PTAB Determines that RPI Designation is Not a Statutory Requirement After All

Precedent Indicates Mistaken RPI Correctable Without Date Reset A few weeks back I pointed out that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) had changed its position on whether or not a new RPI designation requires a resetting of the petition … Continue reading

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PTAB Estoppel Thwarts Post-Trial Invalidity Consideration

Timing of Estoppel Unimportant Last week in Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. v. Par Pharmaceutical Inc., Nos. 14-1289-RGA, 14-1494-RGA, 15-0078-RGA (D. Del. Apr. 11, 2019), (here) the court addressed a motion to estop defendants from asserting invalidity arguments based on prior art references already … Continue reading

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PTAB Boardside Chat Thursday

New Chief & Deputy Chief to Speak Thursday The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) is hosting a Boardside Chat webinar this Thursday, April 4th from noon to 1pm(EST). The webinar will introduce new Chief Judge Scott Boalick and Deputy Chief Judge Jackie … Continue reading

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PTAB Speed vs. ITC Speed

Commission Awaits PTAB Result – Sometimes Under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the International Trade Commission (ITC) is required to conclude its investigations and make determinations “at the earliest practicable time.” 19 U.S.C. § 1337(b)(1). This mandate for … Continue reading

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PTAB: Derivatives Trading Patent Claim Passes Alice Test, Opinion Designated “Informative”

Here is a sign that the USPTO’s January, 2019, guidance on 35 U.S.C. § 101 and patent-eligibility may have an immediate and significant impact on USPTO rejections under the Mayo/Alice abstract idea test. The guidance became effective January 7, 2019. … Continue reading

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