Eleanor Yost

Eleanor Yost

Goodwin Procter LLP

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Federal Circuit Provides Additional Guidance on Litigation Stays Pending USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings

The Federal Circuit reversed yet another denial of a motion to stay pending a USPTO post-grant trial, this time involving a case pending in the District of Delaware. In its decision,Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus...more

12/2/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Motion To Stay Patent Litigation Patents Post-Grant Review USPTO Validity

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Second Anniversary: Reflections and Strategies For The Years Ahead

What a difference two years can make. In 2012, the America Invents Act (“AIA”) created new proceedings to challenge the validity of claims in issued patents. These proceedings are administered by the United States...more

9/24/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-in-Suit Post-Grant Review USPTO

Federal Circuit: Eastern District of Texas Should Have Stayed Litigation Pending USPTO Covered Business Method Review Proceeding

Covered Business Method Review (CBM) proceedings for challenging patents at the USPTO are more attractive than ever now that the Federal Circuit reversed an Eastern District of Texas judge’s denial of a motion to stay pending...more

7/14/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Covered Business Method Proceedings Motion To Stay Patent Litigation Patents USPTO

Liberty Mutual Achieves Total Knockout of Progressive Patents in Series of Post-Grant CBM Proceedings

A recent dispute involving major automobile insurance companies resulted in the invalidation of five patents through the initiation of post-grant Covered Business Method Patent Review proceedings. The dispute demonstrates...more

5/20/2014 - America Invents Act Auto Insurance Covered Business Method Patents Covered Business Method Proceedings Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Obviousness Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Progressive Casualty Insurance Company

PTAB Invalidates Patent in First Final Written Decision in New Inter Partes Review Proceeding

The PTAB issued its first final written decision in the new Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) post-grant proceeding on November 13, 2013, invalidating the claims under review. In its decision, the PTAB rejected patent owner...more

11/19/2013 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

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