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Patents Post-Grant: Pro Hac Vice Policy of the New Patent Trial & Appeal Board

PTAB To Exercise Discretion Relative to Non-registered Practitioners The new post grant patent proceedings of the America Invents Act (AIA) are adjudicative in nature. That is to say, Derivation, Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR) will be conducted as trials before the Patent Trial...

Patents Post-Grant: Notable Changes in the Final Patent Trial & Appeal Board Rules

Final Rules Modified to Address Most Common Criticisms Yesterday's [August 14th] printing of the final rules to implement the post grant patent proceedings of the AIA is the culmination of well over a years worth of intensive, and tireless effort by the USPTO. The effort throughout 2011 led to...

PTAB Expanded Panel Reverses Field on Issue Joinder

Issue Joinder within Statute, Matter of Agency Discretion At the outset of this year, I explained how Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp (IPR2014-00508) was one of five Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions that changed post-grant trial practice in 2014. Target was notable because...