Karl Renner, Principal and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair was quoted in Law360’s article, “Leading PTAB Atty Says Changes At Board Create Opportunity” on February 23, 2018.
Dorothy Whelan Quoted in Law360 Article, “Biologic Fights Drive PTAB Drug Challenges To Record High”
Dorothy Whelan, Principal and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair was quoted in Law360’s article, “Biologic Fights Drive PTAB Drug Challenges To Record High” on February 8, 2017.
The PTAB remains the forum of choice for challenging the validity of patent claims, surpassing the Eastern District of Texas as the #1 venue for patent disputes. 2017 also marked the fifth anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA) and the first anniversary of the PTAB Bar Association.
Fish’s 2017 Post-Grant Report examines significant case law and decisions before the PTAB and Federal Circuit, as well as trends and statistics from the past year.
Fish & Richardson Named #1 PTAB Law Firm in the U.S. for 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
Fish & Richardson is the #1 Law Firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for 2017 according to Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine – retaining its #1 ranking from 2016.
Fish represented petitioners and patent owners in 171 proceedings — handling 32 more PTAB cases than its closest competitor. Fish is also the most active firm representing patent owners at the PTAB, with 97 proceedings — 29 more than the second place firm.
Wifi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp: Petitions for inter partes review are time-barred are reviewable on appeal
On January 8, 2018, the Federal Circuit sitting en banc issued its decision in Wifi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp., No. 2015-1944, holding that PTAB decisions with respect to whether petitions for inter partes review are time-barred are reviewable on appeal. Prior to this decision, such decisions were final and non-appealable as part of a “decision to institute” following Achates Ref. Publg., Inc. v. Apple Inc., 803 F.3d 652 (Fed. Cir. 2015). In Wifi One, the Federal Circuit overruled Achates, and will now allow both petitioners and patent owners to appeal PTO decisions relating to the time bar.