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PTAB Debates Standard for Reasonable Number of Substitute Claims

Rebutting the Presumption of Unreasonability Given the complications associated with amending litigated claims, amendment is still relatively rare at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB).  Yet, there remain Patent Owners willing to amend claims in limited scenarios. For these Patent … Continue reading

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ParkerVision loses appeal of PTAB decision at CAFC

The outcome:ParkerVision, Inc. (“ParkerVision”) appeals fromthree final written decisions of the U.S. Patent Trial andAppeal Board (“Board”) in related inter partes reviewproceedings, in which the Board held certain claims ofU.S. Patent No. 6,091,940 (“the ’940 patent”) unpatentableas obvious under 35 … Continue reading

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PTAB Life Sciences Report

By Bryan Helwig — About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: We will periodically report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. Horizon Therapeutics, LLC PTAB Petition: IPR2018-01550; filed August 21, 2018. View Petition here. … Continue reading

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Chief Judge of the PTAB

“The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a progressive organization at the forefront of intellectual property issues around the world, is seeking a high performing professional to join its Senior Executive Team as Chief Administrative Patent Judge (Chief Judge).” … Continue reading

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In Align Technology, CAFC finds no substantial evidence from PTAB or appellee ClearCorrect

The outcome:Align Technology, Inc., owns U.S. Patent No.6,699,037. In an inter partes review requested byClearCorrect Operating, LLC, the Patent Trial and AppealBoard determined that claims 1, 2, 9, and 10 areunpatentable. The Board’s determination rested on itsfindings regarding the key … Continue reading

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