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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

Most Notable Patent Decisions in the First Half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, several notable decisions further shaped the course of patent law, with rulings from the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit impacting PTAB proceedings, as described below...more

Jones Day

Section 315(a) Calls At Institution Cannot Be Reviewed

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Recently, we reported about the Supreme Court’s decision holding that the AIA’s “no appeal” provision in 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) means that the PTAB’s decision not to institute IPR because a petition is time barred under 35 U.S.C....more

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PTAB Cannot Shortcut the Two-Step Obviousness Analysis

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FITBIT, INC. v. VALENCELL, INC. Before Newman, Dyk, and Reyna. Appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Notwithstanding its rejection of the Petitioner’s proposed claim construction, the PTAB may not end an...more

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

PTAB Strategies and Insights - June 2020

The PTAB Strategies and Insights newsletter provides timely updates and insights into how best to handle proceedings at the USPTO. It is designed to increase return on investment for all stakeholders looking at the entire...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Too Early to Hang Up on Click-to-Call

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In the wake of its six-week-old decision in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP, the Supreme Court of the United States has now granted certiorari in an appeal of another case arising from a Federal Circuit appeal...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Navigating the Appeal Bar in PTAB Cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently construed the § 314(d) appeal bar in inter partes reviews (IPRs) as precluding appeals from time-bar determinations per § 315(b). Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Techs., LP, 140 S. Ct. 1367...more

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Or Forever Hold Your Peace: Supreme Court Ruling Will Spur Early Efforts to Sway PTAB as to Timeliness of IPR Petitions

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The Supreme Court of the United States has recently decided that the discretion of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board” or “PTAB”) to institute an inter partes review (“IPR”), despite challenges to its timeliness,...more

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IPR Real-Parties-In-Interest Determination Is Final and Non-Appealable

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ESIP SERIES 2, LLC V. PUZHEN LIFE USA, LLC - Before Reyna, Lourie, and Hughes. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The PTAB’s determination that an IPR petition identifies all real parties in...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Supreme Court: Inter Partes Review Time Bar Held Not Appealable

In Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP, the Supreme Court held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) decision whether an inter partes review (IPR) petition was timely filed could not be appealed. In a...more

Sunstein LLP

Court’s Strict Interpretation of Timing Requirement May Force Patent Validity Challenges in Two Forums

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The America Invents Act (“AIA”), signed into law in 2011, introduced inter partes review (“IPR”), which allows parties to challenge the validity of patent claims in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...more

Goodwin

Issue Twenty-Six: PTAB Trial Tracker

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The availability of post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has changed the face of patent litigation. This monthly digest is designed to keep you up-to-date by highlighting interesting PTAB,...more

Morgan Lewis

IPR Time Barred After Counsel Uploads Incorrect Document in Place of Petition

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The decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board illustrates the dangers in waiting until the last day of the one-year statutory bar to file a petition, and the importance of double checking the filed documents on the PTAB’s...more

McDermott Will & Emery

PTAB Time Bar Application in Instituting IPR Proceedings Nonappealable

Addressing the scope of review of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB’s) application of the one-year time bar of 35 USC § 315(b) in deciding whether to institute an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, the Supreme...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

The PTAB Review - April 2020

Despite the current environment of social distancing, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has continued full operations while eliminating face-to-face interactions. For example, Patent Trial and Appeal Board...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Supreme Court Reaffirms Non-Appealability of Patent Office Decisions to Review Issued Patents

Any person may challenge the validity of a U.S. patent on the basis that previously issued patents or publications render the patent’s claims invalid as being anticipated by the prior art or obvious in view of the prior art,...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Supreme Court Holds that PTAB Decisions Regarding Timeliness of IPR Petitions are Not Subject to Judicial Review

“I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong,” Samuel Goldwyn once said, and the same is true for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) when it comes to determining the timeliness of inter...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

U.S. Supreme Court Finds That IPR Time-Bar Decisions Are Not Appealable

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On April 20, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Techs., LP, No. 18-916 (S. Ct. Apr. 20, 2020), finding that the PTAB’s decision to deny institution of an IPR under 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) is...more

Jones Day

Supreme Court Holds Institution Time Bar Decisions Cannot Be Reviewed

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This week, the United States Supreme Court interpreted the scope of the AIA’s “no appeal” provision found in 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) (“Section 314(d)”). Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Techs, L.P., No. 18-916, 2020 WL 1906544 (Apr....more

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Supreme Court Holds PTAB Decisions on IPR Time Limit Nonappelable

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Yesterday, in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies LP, the Supreme Court held that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) decisions regarding the time limit for filing inter partes reviews (“IPRs”) are not subject to...more

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U.S. Supreme Court Holds IPR Time Bar Determinations Are Not Appealable

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The Decision. On April 20, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that decisions by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to institute inter partes review (IPR) are not appealable, even if such institution decisions may...more

McCarter & English, LLP

Supreme Court Provides Patent Office Greater Freedom In Its Inter Partes Review Decisions

The Supreme Court recently held that a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) determination on whether a petition for an inter partes review (IPR) was filed on time is not appealable. The relevant provision of patent law...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Decisions Applying the § 315(b) Time Bar When Instituting IPR Proceedings Nonappealable

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Addressing the scope of review of the PTAB’s application of the one-year time bar of 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) in deciding whether to institute an IPR proceeding, the US Supreme Court held that the PTAB’s application of the time bar...more

White & Case LLP

The US Supreme Court Prohibits Parties from Appealing Untimeliness Challenges in IPRs

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In a 7-2 decision written by Justice Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Thryv, Fka Dex Media v. Click-To-Call Techs., No. 18-916, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 2406 (2020), held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's ("Board") decision...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Supreme Court Forecloses Judicial Review of PTAB’s Timeliness Determinations

- The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP, that the PTAB’s application of the one-year time limit for petitions for inter partes review, set out in 35 U.S.C. § 315(b), is not subject to...more

Morgan Lewis

Supreme Court PTAB Assessment of One-Year Inter Partes Review Time Bar Is Non-Reviewable

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With this decision, the US Supreme Court again prioritizes giving the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) a second chance to review and potentially weed out “bad patents,” over permitting parties the opportunity to challenge...more

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