PTAB Issues Revised Standard Operating Procedures

The PTAB has updated its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regarding the paneling of matters before the PTAB (SOP1) and precedential and informative decisions (SOP2). These updates focus on increasing transparency, predictability, and reliability across the USPTO, and are based on feedback from stakeholders, courts, and legislators....

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Karl Renner Quoted in Managing Intellectual Property Article “Ruschke Leaves ‘Big Shoes to Fill’ for Next PTAB Chief Judge”

Karl Renner, Principal and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair, was quoted in Managing Intellectual Property's article “Ruschke Leaves 'Big Shoes to Fill' for Next PTAB Chief Judge" on September 10, 2018. Karl Renner, principal at Fish & Richardson, states: "David's successor is going to have big shoes to fill....

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PTAB Publishes Update to AIA Trial Practice Guide

From the USPTO: The PTAB has published an update to the AIA Trial Practice Guide (TPG) containing additional guidance about trial practice before the Board. The USPTO published the original TPG in August 2012, concurrent with the promulgation of the AIA Trial Rules. The TPG was intended...

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PTAB Bar Association: 2018 Annual Conference

Thursday, March 22, 11:00 - 11:45am EST Fish Principal and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair Karl Renner will speak on Patent Owners and Petitioners Weigh In at the PTAB Bar Association’s 2018 Annual Conference, March 22-23, in Washington, DC. Fish is also proud to support their second annual conference, which...

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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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1st-Ever AIA Post-Grant Review Ends In Settlement

Written by Thomas Rozylowicz and Gwilym Attwell. The recent settlement of the Rainbow Loom Post Grant Review proceeding(PGR2014-00008) represents an interesting opportunity to consider whether PGR represents a viable opportunity under limited circumstances. To date, the widespread comfort of the bar with PTAB proceedings has led to...

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