PTAB Roundup

CAFC: Collateral estoppel across related patents. The Federal Circuit vacated the Board’s decision in an IPR because the Board applied an incorrect claim construction. The Court had previously construed a particular term in a related patent, and that same term was used in the patent-at-issue in the same way. Accordingly, collateral estoppel applied, and the same construction applied, too. The …

PTAB Roundup

The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will be March 22-23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., with pre-conference sessions on March 21. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more. Time to …

PTAB Roundup

The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will be March 22-23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., with pre-conference sessions on March 21. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more. The 2017 …

PTAB Roundup

The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will be March 22-23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., with pre-conference sessions on March 21. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more. The 2017 …

PTAB Roundup

The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will be March 22-23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., with pre-conference sessions on March 21. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more. The 2017 …

PTAB Roundup

The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will be March 22-23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., with pre-conference sessions on March 21. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more. The 2017 …

PTAB Roundup

The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will be March 22-23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., with pre-conference sessions on March 21. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more. The 2017 …

PTAB Roundup

The 2018 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference will be March 22-23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., with pre-conference sessions on March 21. The conference will bring together practitioners, in-house counsel, and members of the bench for a dynamic discussion of best practices, recent developments and trends, policy considerations, and much more. The 2017 …

PTAB Roundup

SCOTUS: The Court held oral argument in two PTAB cases on Monday. Here are the transcripts for Oil States (whether IPR proceedings are constitutional) and SAS Institute (whether the Board’s final written decisions must address all of the claims challenged in the petition) Because of the Thanksgiving holidays, the next full issue of the PTAB Roundup will be Friday, December 8. *Contributors: Jonathan …

PTAB Roundup

CAFC: Different claim language does not always have different meanings: The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s construction of a “protuberance formed on” a flash drive case and rejected the Board’s different construction of a “protuberance on” the case because the patent used the phrases interchangeably. The Court explained that the Board erred “by parsing the claim …