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Two’s a Crowd: Prior Art in Design Patent Claim Construction

Two’s a Crowd: Prior Art in Design Patent Claim Construction

By John Evans and Hannah Mehrle - On April 15, 2021, the PTAB issued a Final Written Decision in the LKQ Corp. case finding a design patent claiming a vehicle fender panel unpatentable as obvious.  IPR2020-00064, Paper No. 39 (Apr. 15, 2021).  The obviousness analysis...

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Boardside Chat Discusses Remote Hearings

Boardside Chat Discusses Remote Hearings

By Sarah Geers - On April 11, 2021, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) held a Boardside Chat webinar to discuss remote hearings in AIA trials and ex parte appeals.  The discussion featured panelists Lead judges Georgianna Braden and Jessica Kaiser, Deputy Chief...

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PTAB Statistics Through Five Months of FY2021

PTAB Statistics Through Five Months of FY2021

By Matt Johnson – The institution rate for post-grant challenges in current FY 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021) stands at 61% (305 instituted, 198  denied) compared to 56% in the previous fiscal year.  This rate is more consistent with FY 2017-2019, where...

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