Fish Named Most Active Firm at the PTAB for First Nine Months of 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property
Fish & Richardson filed a total of 96 petitions on behalf of petitioners and 43 on behalf of patent owners over the first nine months of 2018.
Supreme Court Grants Return Mail’s Petition for Certiorari in Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Serv.
The Supreme Court has granted, in part, Return Mail’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari requesting review of the Federal Circuit’s affirmance of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision finding the challenged claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548 (“’548 patent”) patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Director Iancu proposed a new amendment procedure on Thursday, October 25. The Director indicates that his proposed changes to the existing amendment practice were intended to avail patent owners of a more viable option for amending claims in Inter Partes Reviews and other AIA trials.
The USPTO has published the final text of a new rule that changes the claim construction standard applied in Inter Partes Review (IPR), Covered Business Method (CBM) Review, and Post Grant Review (PGR) proceedings.
Practice Group Co-Chair Dorothy Whelan Awarded “Post Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences
Among her many achievements, Whelan won three much-heralded inter partes reviews (IPRs) for Coherus BioSciences in 2017 that invalidated three patents covering competitor AbbVie’s blockbuster biologic drug Humira®.