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...
PTAB FY 2019 Statistics Through April

PTAB FY 2019 Statistics Through April

By Matt Johnson Institution rates have ticked up while petition filing rates are down slightly so far compared to fiscal year 2018.  The running rate for institutions through the first six months of FY 2019 is at 64% compared to 60% in the previous year.  Through...