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In a recent blog entry (PTAB’S Quick-Fixes for AIA Rules Are to Be Implemented Immediately posted March 27, 2015), Michelle Lee, Director of the USPTO, discussed the USPTO’s three-part plan to improve the trial process of post grant proceedings before the PTAB. The first-part is being referred to by the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Post Grant AdvocATor
In Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Zimmer, Inc. v. Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC, (Case IPR2014-01080), the PTAB denied Zimmer’s petition to institute an IPR trial against Bonutti’s U.S. Patent No. 7,806,896 because the proposed combination of prior art references was previously considered and denied by the PTAB. Zimmer filed a petition... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Post Grant AdvocATor
It has become a fairly common practice for a single petitioner to file more than one IPR against a single patent. To date, approximately 200 patents have been the subject of multiple IPRs filed by a single petitioner. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Post Grant AdvocATor
This week I had the pleasure of sitting in on the first live testimony during an Inter Partes Review (IPR2013-00203 re U.S. Patent No. 7,999,721 entitled Radar Detector with Navigational Function). Escort Inc., who is the assignee of the ‘721 patent, moved to present live testimony before the PTAB from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Post Grant AdvocATor
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May 28, 2014