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January 24, 2020

Fish Releases 2019 Post-Grant Report

Fish Post-Grant has released its annual Post-Grant Report for 2019, which takes a deep dive into the cases, trends, and statistics that shaped post-grant practice throughout the year and postulates how they may affect practitioners going forward.

December 23, 2019

6 PTAB Issues That Came To A Head In 2019

Fish Principals Dorothy Whelan and David Holt were quoted in “6 PTAB Issues That Came To A Head In 2019” in Law360. In it, they discuss critical developments of the PTAB in 2019.

December 17, 2019

The Importance of Candor in PTAB Practice

On November 6, 2019, Fish & Richardson Principal Stuart Nelson and Associate Kim Leung hosted the Post-Grant for Practitioners webinar “USPTO Ethics Rules at the PTAB.” The webinar highlighted some of the major ethics rules at play in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practice, with a particular emphasis on a practitioner’s duty of candor toward the tribunal. If you missed the webinar, you can find a partial summary of its content below.

November 20, 2019

PTAB Publishes Consolidated Trial Practice Guide

The USPTO has published a new, consolidated edition of the Patent Trial Practice Guide (TPG) that incorporates updates released in August 2018 and July 2019 into the original August 2012 TPG.

November 4, 2019

Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. – What Did the Federal Circuit Do?

This alert discusses the recent Federal Circuit decision in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.,and provides some basic commentary on the decision to help you better understand it. Nothing in this alert is intended to be legal advice, nor does it represent the view of any Fish & Richardson clients. The discussion of the decision is intended merely to summarize it, and not to opine on it. In addition, the observations made here are preliminary, and much will change as the bar absorbs the opinion and as the Federal Circuit, the PTO, and various parties react to it.

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