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PTAB / Federal Circuit / PTAB Procedures and Rules

Federal Circuit maps out two-step approach, decides not to dance: Split panel refuses to review applicability of assignor estoppel to IPRs

In Husky Injection Molding Sys. v. Athena Automation Ltd., a split panel of the Federal Circuit dismissed a patent owner’s appeal of the PTAB’s final written decision in an IPR where patent owner asserted that institution should have been denied based on assignor estoppel. The majority’s opinion cites the Supreme Court’s Cuozzo decision as setting up […]

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PTAB / Federal Circuit / Privity / PTAB Procedures and Rules / Statutory Bars

Shenanigans aside, time-bar decisions still not appealable; Judge Reyna invites en banc review

In WiFi v Broadcom, the Federal Circuit confirmed that the Supreme Court decision in Cuozzo did not overrule the prohibition on appellate review of decisions relating to institution of IPR proceedings. Although Cuozzo left open the possibility that certain “shenanigans” (e.g., notice failures that create due process problems) might be reviewable, the Federal Circuit rejected […]

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PTAB / Claim Amendments / Federal Circuit / Post Grant Reviews

PTAB’s denial of motion to amend was arbitrary and capricious

The Federal Circuit continues to show interest in the amendment process for PTAB proceedings. In addition to accepting In re Aqua Products for en banc review of the current standards for amending claims in PTAB proceedings, last week the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Veritas Tech. v. Veeam Software Corp., No. 2015-1894 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 30, […]

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PTAB / Federal Circuit / Obviousness

On remand, PTAB says it did consider an exhibit submitted to show the “state of the art”

In a decision on remand issued on August 15, 2016, a PTAB panel again found patentable claims 1-30 of Verinata Health’s U.S. Patent No. 8,318,430, directed to methods for determining the presence or absence of fetal aneuploidy in a fetus. This time, the PTAB specifically addressed the applicability of an exhibit to the state of the art, responding […]

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