PTAB Roundup

Congratulations to our newest contributors: The PTAB Bar Association is proud to announce the addition of ten new members to Team Roundup: Ben Evans, John Holley, Arvind Jairam, Thomas King, Thomas Pasternak, Rebecca (Reba) Rabenstein, Diva Ranade, Surenda (Kumar) Ravula, David Roadcap, and Jocelyn Yu. We are happy that these talented and hard-working PTAB practitioners …

PTAB Roundup

Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year! Although we’re on vacation, there were a few cases our all-volunteer staff* wanted to let you know about. We’ll keep it brief so that we can all get back to our holidays. CAFC: How broad is broadest reasonable? The Federal Circuit vacated and remanded two IPR …

PTAB Roundup

In this issue of the PTAB Roundup: CAFC: Two judges suggest en banc reconsideration of bar against reviewing §315(b) determinations: A three-judge panel agreed that it was bound by the Court’s earlier decision holding that 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) prohibits parties from appealing the Board’s decision to institute despite the one-year bar of § 315(b), …

PTAB Roundup

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! The CAFC and PTAB were closed over the holiday, and our hard-working volunteer staff enjoyed some time with their families. Even so, there were some notable cases we want to bring to your attention. CAFC: Narrowing the PTAB’s overbroad CBM definition: The Federal Circuit vacated and remanded because …

PTAB Roundup

CAFC: PTAB erroneously excluded evidence as hearsay: The Federal Circuit reversed-in-part and vacated-in-part because the PTAB erred in its hearsay determination. The patent owner had attempted to use the excluded documents as corroborating evidence of an earlier conception date. The Federal Circuit found that the documents were not used to prove the truth of the …