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May 21, 2019

Fish Secures IPR Win for Heil Environmental on Sanitation System Patent

Fish attorneys David Hoffman and Kenneth Darby recently secured a win for client The Heil Co. (d/b/a Heil Environmental) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) when the Board found that a patent covering a system for tracking garbage cans that Heil challenged was invalid.

April 15, 2019

Michael Hawkins Quoted in Law360 Article “PTAB Rulings Show Potential New Way To Defeat AIA Reviews”

Fish Principal Michael Hawkins has been quoted in a recent Law360 article discussing the implications of two PTAB decisions declining to institute IPR of patents because the petitioner was likely to succeed in invalidating only two of 20 or more challenged claims.

April 9, 2019

IPR and Hatch-Waxman Strategy: A Look at the Data

Since the PTAB’s inception in 2012, 450 petitions have been filed relating to Orange Book-listed patents, 93% of which where also challenged in district court.

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.”

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