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Scott A. McKeown
Second Pilot Announced to Expedite Ex Parte PTAB Appeals

Second Pilot Directed to Small & Micro Entities Back in June, the PTAB began a pilot program to allow appellants with multiple ex parte appeals pending before the Board to expedite review of one appeal in return for withdrawing another. The stated...

Scott A. McKeown
Patent Reform Efforts Lack Traction

Senate Patent Reform Effort Placed Back on Calendar Whether a favor to pro-reform lobbyists, or just wishful thinking, Senate Bill S.1137 (the "PATENT Act") has been placed back on the Senate Calendar . As a reminder, a Manager's Amendment...

Scott A. McKeown
CAFC Finds Prior Art Status of Patent Depends on Claim Scope?

Prior Art 102(e) Date of Provisional Filing Linked to Scope of Utility Patent Claims? Last Friday the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) in Dynamic Drinkware LLC v. National...

Scott A. McKeown
Kyle Bass Now 0-3 at PTAB With More Pain to Come

Patents in the Unpredictable Arts No Easy IPR Mark Back in January of last year Kyle Bass introduced himself to the patent community through a series of brash, public pronouncements on a perceived lack of quality in drug patents . His stated intention...

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
PTAB Ruling Breaks Ranks With Supreme Court and Federal Circuit

by Brian S. Mudge and Tiffany Mahmood In a recent trial institution decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that a business method patent for trading securities was patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The case, Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff
LexisNexis Author David Bender Again Serving as Co-Chair & Faculty Member for the PLI 2015 Intellectual Property Law Institute

David Bender has again been selected to serve as Co-Chair and a Faculty Member for the PLI 2015 Intellectual Property Law Institute on September 28-29 in New York City and October 19-20 in San Francisco. PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute...