Fed. Circ. Redefines “Real Party in Interest” in USPTO Reviews

By Craig Countryman. This article originally appeared at Law360. The Federal Circuit’s decision in Applications in Internet Time LLC v. RPX Corporation[1] creates new hurdles for companies that ask the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to institute an inter partes or post-grant review. The decision expansively interprets the term “real party...

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Post-Grant for Practitioners: 2016 Year in Review

In 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was again a forum of choice for challenging patentability of claims. In fact, it currently tops the Eastern District of Texas as the #1 venue for patent disputes in 2016. Fish Principals and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chairs,...

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