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Samir Mehta
Saint Louis
Intellectual Property Attorney
Interests: Inter Partes Review, Covered Business Method Review, IP Litigation, and IP Services
Recent Activity
Of the many procedural wrinkles of post-grant reviews, Petitioners may sometimes overlook the seemingly trivial matter of standing. A recent decision illustrates how this issue should be considered more cautiously. In Acxiom Corporation v. Phoenix Licensing, LLC, the PTAB denied the institution of a CBM review upon finding that the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Post Grant AdvocATor
IPR Petitioners often wrestle with determining how much content to put into a petition (and related declarations and exhibits) before considering breaking a petition into multiple filings. On the one hand, insufficient detail of anticipation or obviousness can cause a failure of institution of proceedings. On the other hand, at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Post Grant AdvocATor
Parties in litigation are generally advised to be as candid as possible in arguing before the court. Although strategic needs may affect what arguments are presented to a court, withholding arguments in a district court that are presented to the PTAB may lead to unfortunate consequences. As a recent district... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Post Grant AdvocATor
On August 22, 2014, the PTAB issued its first Final Written Decision in a Covered Business Method (CBM) Review applying the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (CBM2013-00014, Paper No. 33). The case is U.S. Bancorp v. Retirement Capital Access Management Company and the decision is the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Post Grant AdvocATor
On June 19th, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. As was widely reported, the opinion did not clearly create any special requirements for the eligibility of software or business method patents nor did it create a new category of excluded subject matter. Rather,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Post Grant AdvocATor
The Supreme Court is expected to decide Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International before the end of June, 2014. As this case may provide significant new guidance regarding the subject matter eligibility of business method patents, the case has enormous importance for Covered Business Method Review cases where challenges for subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 may be considered. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Post Grant AdvocATor
Covered Business Method Review of the PTAB allows a Petitioner to use a broader range of tools to challenge a Patent Owner’s patent, as compared to those available in an Inter Partes Review. Specifically excluded from Covered Business Method Review are patents known as patents for “technological inventions.” Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Post Grant AdvocATor
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