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September 27, 2018

Four Fish Post-Grant Attorneys Named 2018 Life Science Stars by LMG Life Sciences

Four Fish Post-Grant attorneys–Gwillym Attwell, Martina Hufnal, and practice group co-chairs Chad Shear and Dorothy Whelan–have been named as 2018 Life Science Stars by LMG Life Sciences.

September 24, 2018

Class Action Suit Argues that IPR is an Unconstitutional Taking

In declaring that the IPR process did not violate Article III and the Seventh Amendment, Justice Thomas’ majority opinion in Oil States emphasized the narrowness of the ruling, all but inviting future challenges of post-grant proceedings. It came as no surprise, then, when the class action complaint in Christy, Inc. v. United States was filed, alleging that the USPTO’s cancellation of patent claims in IPR proceedings constitutes an impermissible taking of property for public use without just compensation under the Fifth Amendment.

September 24, 2018

Jeremy Monaldo Quoted in Law360 Article “3 Takeaways from PTAB’s Revised Procedures”

“I think one of the motivations by the patent office in updating these procedures is to show and to confirm that the director does have oversight over these decisions to alleviate some concern over the constitutionality of the appointment of the judges,” Fish & Richardson PC principal Jeremy Monaldo said.

September 21, 2018

PTAB Issues Revised Standard Operating Procedures

The PTAB has updated its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regarding the paneling of matters before the PTAB (SOP1) and precedential and informative decisions (SOP2).

September 14, 2018

Karl Renner Quoted in Managing Intellectual Property Article “Ruschke Leaves ‘Big Shoes to Fill’ for Next PTAB Chief Judge”

Karl Renner, principal at Fish & Richardson, states: “David’s successor is going to have big shoes to fill. He did a great job of focusing on the fairness and order of the proceedings, which at the end of the day is one of the most important jobs as a chief.”

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