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PTAB Terminates IPR Just Under the Statutory Wire

PTAB Terminates IPR Just Under the Statutory Wire

By Jaime Choi Ph.D. and Dave Cochran The patent statute requires the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to issue a final written decision within one year of instituting an Inter Partes Review (IPR). The recent case of Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. v. Westerngeo LLC...

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Design Patents at the PTAB?

Design Patents at the PTAB?

By John Evans Ph.D. and John Froemming In the wake of the high-profile dispute in Apple v. Samsung, design patent procurement and enforcement activity has increased significantly. But practitioners may not appreciate that design patent validity can be attacked using...

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PTAB Denies Motion to Withdraw as IPR Counsel

PTAB Denies Motion to Withdraw as IPR Counsel

By Jeff Giering, Ph.D. and Carl Kukkonen In an order entered June 30, 2017, the PTAB denied a motion by counsel for patent owner Purple Leaf, LLC (“Counsel”) to withdraw from representation in a trio of IPRs (IPR2016-01720, IPR2016-01721, and IPR2016-01722).  Counsel...

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