• Post-grant review

    USPTO Post-grant review proceedings

    Update – IPR and PGR Provisions of House Bill Aimed at Patent Trolls

    by  • November 26, 2013 • Business method review, Estoppel, Inter partes review, Post-grant review

    On November 20, 2013, the House Judiciary Committee passed an anti-patent troll bill (Innovation Act of 2013, H.R. 3309). As discussed in our previous post, most of the provisions are directed towards discouraging patent trolls from filing federal district court infringement actions. However, there are a few provisions that would affect inter partes review (IPR) […]

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    PTAB Limits Claim Amendment in Inter Partes Review

    by  • November 13, 2013 • Business method review, Inter partes review, Post-grant review, USPTO trial procedure

    The Board’s requirements for amending a claim in inter partes review impose significant limitations for a Patent Owner as compared to conventional patent prosecution, reissue proceedings, or ex parte reexamination. The Board’s recent decisions have discussed many of the requirements set forth in 37 C.F.R. 42.121, making clear that there are substantial limitations on the […]

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    House Anti-Troll Bill Proposes Expansion of PGR and IPR

    by  • November 12, 2013 • Business method review, Inter partes review, Post-grant review

    Although most of the provisions of the House of Representatives’ recent anti-patent troll bill (Innovation Act of 2013, October 23, 2013) are directed to discouraging patent trolls from filing Federal district court infringement actions, there are a few provisions that potentially affect inter partes review (IPR) and post grant review (PGR). These include: • Clarifying […]

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