Tag: inter partes review

Nartron IPRs a Touchstone For Understanding PTAB Discretion

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently issued institution decisions in a number of petitions filed against U.S. Pat. No. 5,796,183, a touchscreen patent owned by Nartron.  In the process o...

STRONGER Patents—Bad Legislation

Yesterday, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019 was introduced by Senators Chris Coons and Tom Cotton, along with a House companion bill introduced by Reps. Steve Stivers and Bill Foster.  The bill looks...

SCOTUS Won’t Review Tribal Immunity To Inter Partes Review

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in the Saint Regis Mohawk v. Mylan case, bringing to a close a nearly 18-month-long attempt to sell tribal sovereign immunity as a shield against the int...

Beauchamp on Founding-Era Patent Revocation

An article from Prof. Chris Beauchamp, newly published in the Vanderbilt Law Review and titled “Repealing Patents”, examines the history of Founding-era patent revocation.  It’s a complex story...

ITC Again Recommends Exclusion Based on a Patent Likely to be Found Invalid

International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge McNamara issued a Notice of Issuance of Initial Determination today, explaining that, based on a complaint from Qualcomm, she had found th...

CCIA Letter to Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee Members On Questionable Studies

At last week’s Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee hearing, questioners referenced two studies.  The first, on multiple IPR petitions, was conducted by Steve Carlson and Ryan Schultz of Robins Kap...

Losing by Winning: BTG v. Amneal

Today, the Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in the BTG v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals case.  In addition to standard disputes over whether the patent-in-suit was obvious and whether it was infr...

FTC Hearings #4: Patents, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

This post has been cross-posted to DisCo. Last week, the FTC held the fourth in its set of hearings focusing on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.”  The first day focused ...

IPR And Alice Appear Responsible For Reduced Patent Litigation Costs

Patent litigation costs have dropped significantly over the past few years, after a steady series of increases over the previous decade.  This drop has sometimes been attributed to the use of inter p...

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