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March 14, 2019

Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) Issues Decision in Proppant Express Investments v. Oren Technologies

The Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) concluded that 35 U.S.C. § 315(c) 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 14, 2019

Scott Boalick Appointed Chief Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today the appointment of Scott Boalick as Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Boalick has served as the acting Chief Judge for the PTAB since September 2018.

March 12, 2019

PTAB Designates Lectrosonics Order as Precedential

Recently, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated its order issued in Lectrosonics, Inc. v. Zaxcom, Inc., Case IPR2018-01129, 01130 (PTAB February 25, 2019) (Paper 15), which provides guidance and information on statutory and regulatory requirements for a motion to amend, as precedential.

February 25, 2019

Fish & Richardson Named Top PTAB Firm of 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property

Fish & Richardson is the #1 law firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for 2018 according to a PTAB survey compiled by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) – retaining its #1 ranking for four years. Fish represented petitioners and patent owners in 207 proceedings, handling 40 more PTAB cases than its closest competitor. Fish is also the #1 most active firm representing petitioners at the PTAB with 140 petitions – twice as many as the next firm on the list.

February 1, 2019

USPTO Publishes 2018 Performance and Accountability Report

The PAR provides information on the USPTO’s programs and the results of the agency’s programmatic and financial performance over the last year, as well as demonstrates to Congress, the administration, and the public the USPTO’s efforts to promote accountability and transparency.

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