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No Basis For Broad Exclusion Of Inventor Testimony

No Basis For Broad Exclusion Of Inventor Testimony

By Kenny Luchesi The Board has broad discretion to determine how much weight should be given to inventor testimony, but as long as the testimony does not relate to the inventor’s opinion about the meaning of a claim term, there is no basis for broadly excluding all...

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Collateral Estoppel Requires Same Grounds, Says PTAB

Collateral Estoppel Requires Same Grounds, Says PTAB

By Albert Liou The PTAB’s recent decision in TicketNetwork, Inc. v. CEATS, Inc. reminds litigants that collateral estoppel only applies when there is an identity of issues.  In the decision, the PTAB refused to find that a claim limitation was disclosed by a prior art...

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