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 …

PTAB Roundup

CAFC: Vacate and remand in view of Aqua: On appeal from an IPR decision denying a patent owner’s motion to amend, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded for further proceedings consistent with Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, No. 2015-1177, (Fed. Cir. Oct. 4, 2017) (en banc), which relieved the patent owner of the burden of persuasion for such …

PTAB Roundup

PTAB Conference – Today: The Chicago-Kent Center for Empirical Studies of IP is co-sponsoring a one-day conference. The conference, titled “The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law,” will announce a new collaboration between the school and the PTAB Bar Association and examine the rise of the PTAB, and the presentations will include …

PTAB Roundup

PTAB Conference – Early Bird Registration Special Ends Soon: The Chicago-Kent Center for Empirical Studies of IP is co-sponsoring a one-day conference October 20th, 2017, at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The conference, titled “The Power of PTAB: The New Authority in Patent Law,” will examine the rise of the PTAB, and the presentations will include …