Tag: inter partes review

Newly Released GAO Report Shows Previous Leadership’s Improper Influence on PTAB and Need for Improved Transparency  

Many in the IP world suspected improper influence at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under former Director Andrew Iancu, previously a partner at a firm with a long history of representing...

Boosting Economic Growth through Renewed Innovation

Recent economic news has been setting off alarm bells. Fears of inflation, along with lackluster economic growth, have raised concerns over the post-pandemic recovery. While policymakers appear to be ...

OpenSky’s Sanction and Continued VLSI Patent Review are Both Warranted

Over the past few weeks there have been major developments in the much-discussed dispute related to patents held by the non-practicing entity VLSI Technology. On Patent Progress we have previously wri...

AG Mukasey Winning WSJ Debate Over Fintiv Denials

The recent back-and-forth in the Wall Street Journal between former Attorney General Michael Mukasey and former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel is telling about the state of the debate over PT...

Fintiv: More Work, Less Quality

When the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or “Board”) first decided the IPR that led to the Fintiv rule, it justified its decision on the basis of “balanc[ing] considerations such as system e...
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A Solution to the OpenSky Problem

I have written several times about the $2.2 billion verdict in the VLSI v. Intel case.  The case is extraordinary not just because of the size of the verdict, but because Intel was blocked from c...

Fintiv Analysis Proves That Fintiv Is Being Used To Leave Likely Invalid Patents In Force

A recently released study from Unified Patents has put numbers to the sense many patent attorneys already had—the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is spending a lot of time on Fintiv discretionary deni...

The Pat-Signal Is Going Dark—Senator Leahy Won’t Seek Re-Election

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has announced that he won’t be seeking re-election to the Senate for a ninth term.  First elected in 1974, Senator Leahy has spent nearly 50 years in the Senate, focuse...

Arthrex, Mobility Workx, and Director Review at Institution

There’s been a fair amount of discussion regarding Judge Newman’s dissent in last week’s Mobility Workx case.  In Mobility Workx, a divided panel of the Federal Circuit rejected a variety o...

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