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Hyatt v Kappos

  • Supreme Court to patent system: You are not special

    April 18, 2012

    The US Supreme Court's decision in Hyatt v Kappos sends a clear message to the patent system that it is not special, one lawyer told Managing IP

  • USPTO loses Hyatt case at Supreme Court

    April 18, 2012

    The USPTO has lost its US Supreme Court case over whether new evidence can be submitted in a civil appeal of a USPTO decision

  • Supreme Court gets tough on USPTO in Kappos v Hyatt

    January 09, 2012

    The USPTO today faced aggressive questioning from Supreme Court justices regarding the agency’s request to overturn a Federal Circuit en banc ruling it says will encourage patent applicants to withhold evidence in examination

  • New standard for civil suits against the USPTO

    November 15, 2010

    A full panel of the Federal Circuit ruled last week that patent applicants may present new evidence in civil actions challenging decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

  • Rules seek to curb BPAI backlog

    November 15, 2010

    The Hyatt v Kappos decision is particularly significant, as the number of appeals being heard by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) has increased exponentially in recent years

  • USPTO implements new rules on patent appeals

    June 13, 2008

    The USPTO has published controversial new rules on filing appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that will change the way patent practitioners craft appeals briefs

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