Fish & Richardson - News and Events
page,page-id-1160,page-template-default,logged-in,admin-bar,no-customize-support,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-3.5.2,menu-animation-underline,smooth_scroll,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-,vc_responsive

News & Events


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, Inc. v. Uniloc Luxembourg S.A.. 

Fill out the form below to receive our monthly newsletter and updates on your selected areas of interest. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

  • Fish & Richardson P.C. is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and we’ll only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the services you requested from us. From time to time, we would like to contact you about our services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you. If you consent to us contacting you for this purpose, please tick below.
  • In order to provide you the content requested, we need to store and process your personal data. If you consent to us storing your personal data for this purpose, please tick the checkbox below.
  • You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time. This can be done by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of marketing emails you receive from us, or by emailing stating that you would like to be unsubscribed.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.