On February 4, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its first precedential decision reviewing a completed inter partes review (IPR) proceeding under the America Invents Act. The Court held...more
In just a few months, the new .BANK Internet domain will open up to members of the financial services community. Many banks are already planning on taking advantage of this change and applying for this new verified, secure...more
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
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
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
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
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