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Lights Out For Solar Cell Follow-On Petition

Lights Out For Solar Cell Follow-On Petition

By Dave Cochran and Robby Breetz - The PTAB denied institution of a follow on petition filed five months after an initial petition by the same petitioner, even though the two petitions were directed to different claims.[1]  The Board found no persuasive explanation...

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Junior Lawyers Can Receive Additional Argument Time

Junior Lawyers Can Receive Additional Argument Time

By Jasper L. Tran, Cameron Baker, and Matt Johnson - As fewer cases go to trial nowadays, judges have long been mindful of providing young lawyers with “stand-up” opportunities.  For example, Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California, in his Standing...

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PTAB Declines to Institute Multiple IPRs Against the Same Patent

PTAB Declines to Institute Multiple IPRs Against the Same Patent

By Levent Herguner and Matt Johnson - The PTAB recently issued two simultaneous decisions in which it granted one IPR petition, but denied another.  Both petitions were directed to Patent Owner Tela Innovations, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,943,966 (“the ’966 patent”). ...

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