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March 31, 2020

POP Designates Two Discretionary Denial Decisions Precedential

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) recently designated two decisions as precedential concerning the Board’s discretion to deny petitions for inter partes review (IPR) under § 325(d).

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Bill Authorizes USPTO and Copyright Office to Adjust or Waive Statutory Deadlines

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, recently passed by both houses of Congress and currently awaiting the President’s signature, contains provisions allowing the Director of the USPTO to waive, adjust, or modify deadlines established under several statutes.

March 26, 2020

Federal Circuit Denies Rehearing in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew

The Federal Circuit issued an order Monday denying both panel rehearing and rehearing enbanc in Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew931 F.3d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 2019). 

March 24, 2020

Michael Hawkins Quoted in Law360 Article: “Ban On IPR Time-Bar Tricks Will Spur New Strategies”

Fish Principal Michael Hawkins was recently quoted in Law360‘s article “Ban On IPR Time-Bar Tricks Will Spur New Strategies” on March 20, 2020.

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