Stay of California Litigation Extended to Await USPTO Clarification
Typically, once a case is stayed pending
patent reexamination, periodic status updates are provided to the judge.
Depending upon the progress of the patent reexamination proceedings...
Claim Interpretation Practices in Patent Reexamination
As discussed over the past few months, the USPTO is considering
various proposals in an attempt to streamline patent reexamination. The
proposals of the speakers at the June 1 public meeting,...
Proper Petition Practice Especially Critical in Patent Reexamination
In most cases, the distinction between
appealable vs. petitionable issues at the USPTO is quite clear. For
example, if you believe that a patent examiner has prematurely entered...
Group 2 Rule Making Effort in Final Stages
Since the enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), and
even before, the USPTO has been busy fashioning new rules to implement
the various provisions of the legislation. The USPTO has been...
Patent Bar Required or Not?
The USPTO continues to work to fashion rules to implement the new post grant proceedings of
the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). One can only speculate that
the new "trial" like, post grant proceedings...
Group 2 Comments on AIA Implementation Due to USPTO Tomorrow
As pointed out last week, the USPTO has been
busy fashioning new rules to implement the various provisions of the
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Comments on Group 2 Rules , which...
ABA, AIPLA and IPO Suggest PTAB Model Rules to USPTO
Early last week, the major bar
associations submitted comments to the USPTO on the current Group 2 Rule
Making effort. As a reminder, Group 2 Rules are a second phase of USPTO rules designed...