PTAB August round-up: Filing down; Federal Circuit criticises PTAB in two opinions; ruling on standing
126 PTAB petitions were filed in August, while the Federal Circuit expressed concern with the Board’s practice of joinder and expanded panels in Nidec Motor v Zhongshan Broad Ocean Motor, said it abused its discretion for failing to consider material evidence in Ultratec v CaptionCall, and ruled that an IPR petitioner doesn’t need to satisfy Article III standing requirements to participate in a patent owner’s appeal in Personal Audio v EFF
A total of 126 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions were filed in August – 122 inter partes review (IPR) and four post-grant review petitions. It was the first month since February 2013 in which no covered business method...
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