Fish’s John Dragseth Quoted in Law360 Article “PTAB Appeals Face Tough Road After Latest Fed. Circ. Ruling”September 28, 2016
John Dragseth (Principal, Minneapolis, MN) was quoted in Law360 article, “PTAB Appeals Face Tough Road After Latest Fed. Circ. Ruling.”
Fish & Richardson joined more than 45 law firms to form the PTAB Bar Association, which officially launched on September 16, 2016. The first national bar association of its kind to form in more than 30 years, the PTAB Bar Association intends to establish best practices for the unique practice and skills required before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Additionally, the PTAB Bar Association will provide a forum for communications between the legal community and PTAB officials and its Administrative Patent Judges (APJs).
The Federal Circuit has granted rehearing en banc in In re Aqua Products, Inc. to address two issues related to amending claims in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
PTAB Issues Only Its Third Post-Grant Review Decision to Date, Invalidates Storage Container Tracking Claims Directed to Ineligible Subject MatterAugust 5, 2016
On August 2, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), in proceeding PGR2015-00009, invalidated a patent for storage container tracking and delivery as being directed to patent-ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The case marks only the third final written decision in a Post-Grant Review (PGR) proceeding issued by the PTAB since such proceedings were introduced under the America Invents Act (AIA) in September 2012.
Stuart Nelson (Associate, Minneapolis, MN) shares and scrutinises decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board so far in 2016, finding AIA trials as effective as ever.