Courts Struggle with Realities of Post Grant Practice
A standard component of any patent litigation is a protective
order. Such orders will invariably include a "prosecution bar. " The
prosecution bar operates to ensure that individuals...
Patent Reform, The Next "Big Thing"
Since being voted out of committee earlier
this month, the Patent Reform Act of 2011 (S.23) has been awaiting
floor debate. S.23 was first positioned behind the FAA bill in the
legislative queue, and...
Infamous Katz Portfolio Withers Under Pressure of Patent Reexamination
USPTO empirical data is
quite helpful for determining the frequency by which claims are
amended, cancelled, or confirmed in patent reexamination. Yet, when it
comes to the...
House and Senate Focus on Moving Forward
The Senate may begin debate on Patent Reform this week once the FAA Re-authorization Bill is settled. After last week's hearing in the House, it appears that a second bill will also emerge.
During a recent...
FY 2011 Q1 Numbers Released by USPTO
Q1 of fiscal year 2011 is now in the books at the USPTO. Patent
reexamination filings continue to trend upward and are on track to surpass 2010 numbers by a healthy margin. (USPTO Patent Reexamination Statistics...
House to Preview Senate Progress on S.23
This Friday, February 11, 2011 the House Judiciary IP subcommittee
will conduct a hearing on U.S. Patent Reform. The topic of the hearing
is "Crossing the Finish Line on Patent Reform - What Can and Should...
Microsoft v. i4i: Legislative Intent of Patent Reexamination?
The briefing in Microsoft v. i4i (Supreme Court 2011), has begun. As discussed at length previously , Microsoft has sought Supreme Court review of the following issue:
Whether the court...