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April 3, 2019

Fish Marks 1,000 Appearances at the PTAB

Fish & Richardson is the first firm to achieve this important milestone at the popular forum.

April 3, 2019

What the PTAB Precedent Panel Said in Its First Decision

On March 13, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a precedential decision in Proppant Express Investments LLC v. Oren Technologies LLC, holding that 35 U.S.C. § 315(c) does not provide per se prohibitions against same-party joinder and joinder of new issues, but instead “provides discretion to allow a petitioner to be joined to a proceeding in which it is already a party and provides discretion to allow joinder of new issues into an existing proceeding.”

March 29, 2019

Now More than Ever, Petitioners and Patent Owners Must Consider the Impact of Amendments in IPR

The USPTO has received considerable criticism over the years because it was historically difficult to amend claims in an IPR proceeding.  In response to that criticism, the Patent Office started a Pilot Program that will give a patent owner two chances to amend its claims.  The Pilot Program began on March 14, 2019, and applies to every IPR proceeding instituted on or after that date.  Petitioners should now carefully consider the impact of this “second chance at life” provided by the Pilot Program.

March 18, 2019

PTAB Designates Three Decisions Precedential

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) today designated three decisions precedential: K-40 Electronics, LLC v. Escort, Inc., DePuy Synthes Products, Inc. v. MEDIDEA, LLC, and Amazon.com, Inc. v. Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.. 

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