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An Update on Inter Partes Review Proceedings Best Practices

Rescheduled to February 23, 2017 12:00pm

A Review of New PTAB Rules, and Significant Decisions from the PTAB and the Courts. New PTAB rules implemented in 2016 for inter partes review will be among the topics discussed. In addition, PTAB and Court decisions relating to inter partes review proceedings will also be reviewed.
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Intellectual Property Blog

A Federal Circuit panel easily affirmed a lower court holding of patent-ineligibility of claims “directed to systems and methods for allowing computers to process data that are dynamically modified based upon external-to-the-device information, such as location and time.” Evolutionary Intelligence, LLC v. Sprint Nextel Corp., No. 2016-1188 et al. (Fed. Cir. Feb 17, 2017) (opinion […]
Posted: February 24, 2017, 5:02 am
The Federal Circuit has (mostly) sustained the PTAB’s findings that claims of US Patent No. 7,433,483 are obvious over prior art, explaining that obviousness under 35 USC § 103 required, in essence, a showing that the proposed combination of references would result in an improvement, even if not the best possible improvement. Slot Speaker Technologies, […]
Posted: February 22, 2017, 5:23 am
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Perfect 10 v. Giganews, No 15-5550 (Jan 23, 2017), that an alleged copyright infringer can only be found directly liable if its “volitional conduct” actually causes the infringing activity to happen. Notably, the Court rejected Appellant’s argument that the Supreme Court’s ruling in American Broadcasting v. […]
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:34 am
Many people think that efforts to enforce a patent in a particular forum, without more, cannot give rise to personal jurisdiction over the patent owner in that forum.  If you so thought, you thought wrong.  In Xilinx, Inc., v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co., KG, No. 2015-1919 (Fed. Cir. Feb 15, 2017), the court held […]
Posted: February 20, 2017, 5:51 am
An Ohio court has transferred a patent case to the Eastern District of Washington after finding that the defendant’s website was insufficient to create specific personal jurisdiction.  Zen Indus., Inc. v. Hoffman Mfg., Inc., No. 1:16 CV 2352 (N.D. Ohio, Feb. 9, 2016).  Applying Federal Circuit law to consider personal jurisdiction with respect to the […]
Posted: February 17, 2017, 5:44 am

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