inter partes review

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
In its June 20, 2016, decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed the USPTO’s authority to decide to use the broadest reasonable construction for claim terms of a patent in an inter partes review (IPR) and denied Cuozzo’s attempt to appeal the IPR institution... read more
Now that inter partes review (IPR) has been around for a few years, more and more IPR decisions are making their way to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Fed Cir”). It’s interesting to see how the Fed Cir is defining the procedural bounds for the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board... read more