Attorney Work Product in Unsuccessful IPR Challenges
Inter Partes Review (IPR) includes a statutory estoppel provision designed to prevent harassment of a patentee. The statute provides that an IPR challenger that fails to secure cancellation of a...
Not All of the New Patent Reform Ideas are
A few weeks back House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob
Goodlatte (R-VA), released
a "discussion draft" of further patent reform ideas . The Draft is a
collection of adjustments to the...
House Suggests Already Existing Initiatives to Congress & USPTO
On June 4, a White House press release ( here )
provided 7 "legislative priorities" and 5 executive actions to Congress, the
USPTO and other government agencies...
Congress to Choose
Between Competing Definitions
One of the more intriguing mechanisms of the America
Invents Act (AIA) is the Transitional Program for Covered Business
Method (CBM) Patents. To date, these specialized post grant patent
Competing Bills Target Patent Troll Business Model
Congress has gotten the patent troll memo in a big way.
The political stage is being set for a summer of legislative festivities. Like
any good summer festival, Congress is separately establishing...
Final USPTO Initiative Retooled
Some pre-grant news of note this week. Last Friday the
USPTO announced the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 (Federal
Register Notice here ).
The revised pilot program modifies the initial concept...
for Rehearing May Backfire on Patentees
As detailed earlier this week, a patentee's decision to
file a preliminary response in an IPR/CBM preliminary proceeding is not
as straightforward as one would expect . Where such a preliminary...