POST-GRANT PROCEEDINGS

In Unwired Planet v. Google, the Federal Circuit vacated a PTAB Covered Business Method (CBM) review decision holding that the PTO’s definition of a “covered business method” was “not in accordance with the law.”Covered Business Method review (CBM) is one of a group of post-issuance administrative... read more
On July 9, 2016, the U.S. Patent Office will cease using the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS) for electronic filings in post-grant reviews, inter partes reviews, and covered business method patents reviews. A new system called the Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End system (“PTAB E2E”)... read more
Today the USPTO announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated five more post-grant proceeding decisions as precedential. This brings the total number to eight. The five new decisions are as follows (with descriptions provided by the USPTO):- Garmin Int’l v. Cuozzo Speed... read more