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After B&B Hardware, What is the Full Scope of Estoppel Arising From a PTAB Decision in District Court Litigation?

The America Invents Act (AIA) created several adjudicative proceedings within the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including inter partes review, post-grant review, and covered...more

6/1/2015 - America Invents Act B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries Collateral Estoppel Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review Proceedings Issue Preclusion PATENT Act Patent Trial and Appeal Board Post-Grant Review SCOTUS Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

USPTO Director Announces "Quick-Fix" and Anticipated Changes to PTAB Practice

On Friday, March 27, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog indicating several "quick-fix" and proposed rule changes. The "quick-fix" rules package will apply to all newly...more

4/1/2015 - America Invents Act Patent Trial and Appeal Board Proposed Standards USPTO

Preparing for the Final Phase of the America Invents Act Going Into Effect March 16, 2013

The final phase of the America Invents Act (AIA) takes effect on March 16, 2013. This means that any patent application filed in the U.S. on or after that date, which, at any time during its pendency, contains a claim that is...more

2/12/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Reform Patents Provisional Applications USPTO

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