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Patents Post-Grant: Creeping Death....The Infectious Estoppel Impact of PTAB Validity Trials

So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done...Your Patent Portfolio That Is Two weeks back I discussed the " patentee estoppel " impact of Rule 42.73(d)(3)(1). As a reminder, when a patent claim is cancelled or finally refused in a validity trial proceeding of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board...

Patents Post-Grant: Pay to Stay….The Game Changing Impact of Business Method Patent Challenges

New CBM Challenges to Derail Business Method Patent Assertions? Last September 16th marked the one year anniversary of the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA). This "patent reform" legislation introduced several new post grant avenues to challenge an issued patent at the USPTO. One...

Patents Post-Grant: The Asymmetric Estoppel of Business Method Patent Challenges

Unsuccessful CBM Challengers Forced Back into Court? As discussed last week [Oct. 8th - 12th], the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents, or "CBM" proceeding offers significant advantages to qualifying patent challengers . While technically a Post Grant Review (PGR) proceeding...