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  • PTAB 4 Years In: If you let me stay – district court and ITC trends

    Data provided by LegalMetric reveals that stay motion success rate has stayed constant nationwide but some big shifts have occurred at district level. Michael Loney analyses the strategy for seeking a stay as well as two recent interesting ITC decisions involving PTAB proceedings

  • PTAB 4 Years In: An inconsistent CBM clampdown

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has narrowed its definition of what constitutes a covered business method, causing a fall in filing, but the treatment varies by panel. The Federal Circuit may provide more clarity in its upcoming Unwired Planet v Google opinion, practitioners tell Michael Loney

  • ITC latest: Third 100-day decision issued, Fitbit trade secrets win

    In a first for its 100-day pilot programme, the ITC has invalidated a patent involved in a $100m iPod-related settlement a decade ago. In a separate ruling, the Commission has ruled that Fitbit did not misappropriate Jawbone’s trade secrets

  • The Mad Men of IP

    In the early 1960s, patent practice was quiet and inventors often faced a hostile environment. But then, like now, new technologies were emerging to reshape business and the economy. Across North America, innovative lawyers set up boutique firms that would transform the market, many of which still exist today. Fifty years on, Jakob Schnaidt tells their story

  • PTAB chief judge Ruschke hails impact of expert declaration rule change

    In a call with reporters, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board chief judge said the number of judges now is enough, praised the impact of submitting expert declarations with preliminary responses, and said the Board was open to going beyond the 12-month statutory deadline for issuing final written decisions

  • 2016 GII identifies emerging economies and need for cross-border collaboration

    With a focus on global innovation, the ninth edition of WIPO’s Global Innovation Index sees China join a list of 25 leading economies and the promotion of emerging economies including India

  • PTAB 4 Years In: PGRs ready for primetime

    Post-grant review petition filing this year is already higher than the whole of 2015, with biopharma companies leading the way. Michael Loney analyses PGRs’ appeal and what strategies filers should consider

  • PTAB 4 Years In: A “new norm” for petition filing

    Patent Trial and Appeal Board filing so far this year is down on 2015. Michael Loney speaks to PTAB practitioners to ask what is driving this and whether the downward trend will continue

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