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Board Discusses Difference Between Supplemental Evidence and Information

Still confused by the difference between supplemental evidence versus supplemental information? Let’s try this again….In Norman International, Inc. v. Andrew J. Toti Testamentary Trust, Russell L. Hinckley, Sr. (Co-Trustee)...more

Petitioners Cannot Respond to Substantive Issue Raised in Preliminary Response - VTech, Inc. v. Spherix Inc.

Addressing whether a petitioner in an inter partes review (IPR) can respond to a patent owner’s preliminary response, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) denied the...more

Appellate Court Addresses Judicial Discretion As to Record on Appeal from Quasi-Judicial Decision

Last week, the North Carolina Court of Appeals addressed some unique issues with respect to the trial court record in an appeal of a quasi-judicial proceeding....more

Serial Objections to Evidence Are Not Required if Supplemental Evidence Is Filed and Served

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. v. American Vehicular Sciences LLC - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) concluded that a party need not renew an objection to evidence if...more

Get Your Prior Art Ducks in a Row Before Filing Your Inter Partes Review Petition

National Environmental Products Ltd. v. Dri-Steem Corp.; PNC Bank National Ass’n v. Secure Axcess, LLC - In two recent decisions demonstrating that amending a petition for inter partes review (IPR) with supplemental...more

Prior Art-Related Submissions That Go to the Merits Are Supplemental “Evidence,” Not Supplemental “Information”

FLIR Systems, Inc. v. Leak Surveys, Inc. - Addressing whether prior-art-related submissions by a petitioner in an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding are supplemental information under 37 C.F.R. 42.123(a) or...more

Serve But Don’t File Supplemental Evidence

In Stewart Title Guaranty Company v. Segin Software LLC, CBM2014-00051, paper 20 (August 13, 2014), the Board reminded parties that a party may rely on supplmental evidence when there is an objection to an Exhibit...more

Board Grants Rare Motion to Submit Supplemental Information

In general, all the evidence a party seeks to rely upon in an inter partes review must be contained in either the Petition (for Petitioner) or Patent Owner Response (for Patent Owner). 37 C.F.R. § 42.123 (b), however, allows...more

Board Addresses Procedure for Making Board Aware of Supplemental Evidence

There has been, to date, much confusion surrounding the propriety and timing of filing “supplemental evidence” with the Board. In Sealed Air Corporation v. Pergis Innovative Packing, Inc., IPR2013-00554 through...more

PTAB Clarifies Procedure for Filing Supplemental Evidence in Response to Objections

As a follow up to our post regarding issues that have arisen to date regarding supplemental evidence, it is worth noting two recent PTAB decisions in which the proper procedure for introducing supplemental evidence in...more

Entry of Supplemental Evidence a Tough Hurdle to Navigate in IPR Proceedings

Early expectations of inter partes review proceedings were that the PTAB would be reticent to allow supplemental evidence to be entered by either party – there would be no second bites at the apple for participants in IPR...more

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