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USPTO Publishes New Rule Governing Privilege for Patent Attorneys and Agents

Earlier this week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) published a new rule governing when privilege exists for communications between clients and their domestic or foreign patent attorneys and patent...more

AQUA PRODUCTS: The Federal Circuit Shifts The Burden of Proof On Amending Claims During An IPR From The Patent Owner To The...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Aqua Products Inc., v. Matal materially changes the burden of proof associated with the patentability of amended claims during an inter partes...more

Patent-Agent Privilege and the USPTO’s Proposed New Rule

Several recent court decisions have shed light on the patent agent privilege, and now the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking to weigh-in on the issue....more

Think Before You Settle: Protegrity Teaches Timing is Important When Negotiating Settlement Agreements

As a patent owner involved in patent litigation, you must consider numerous factors when negotiating a settlement agreement. An important contemplation is timing, because finalizing a settlement agreement at the wrong...more

Westlake Services v. Credit Acceptance: PTAB’s Precedential Decision to Apply Estoppel on a Claim-by-Claim Basis

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently designated as precedential its decision in Westlake Services, LLC v. Credit Acceptance Corp., CBM2014-00176, Paper 28 (PTAB May 14, 2015) addressing the scope of estoppel under 35...more

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