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Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp. v. USPTO (Intervenor)

Docket No. 2014-1516. -1530 (IPR2012-00042)

February 10, 2016

Brief Summary: Board decision after IPR affirmed and FC finds “the Board need only issue a final written decision with respect to claims on which has been initiated”. 528 more words

Inter Parties Review (IPR)

The USPTO released statistics on AIA petitions (11/30/16) which are available here:


The PTO data includes Covered Business Method (CBM) and Post-Grant Reviews (PGRs) but the Inter Partes Review (IPR) is by far the most-used pathway. 169 more words

Inter Parties Review (IPR)

The America Invents Act, a First-to-Invent Patent System, and “Obama-Birther” Accusations

About a month ago, I was asked by some friends about the shift from the first-to-invent patent system to a first-to-file patent system in the… 1,288 more words

Intellectual Property

Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee (USPTO)

No. 14-446

U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS (Justice Breyer))
June 20, 2016

Brief Summary: PTO decision whether or not to institute IPR is non-appealable under §314(d) and PTO’s use of broadest reasonable claim construction standard in IPR is proper. 393 more words

Claim Construction

SAS Institute, Inc. v. ComplementSoft, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1346, -1347

June 10, 2016

Brief Summary: Board claim constructions affirmed except as to claim 4 since it changed its construction in the final written decision without letting the parties respond. 483 more words

Claim Construction

The ABCs of Patent Kind Codes

Author: Emily R. Florio
Editor: Stephanie M. Sanders

Have you ever wondered what those letters and numbers are at the end of a published patent application or issued patent number? 496 more words

The Patent Office

Innovation Act might be dead, but innovation lives on

As a former patent examiner, I recognize that the patent system, in its purest form, should protect and incentivize innovation through a limited-term contract, offering exclusive monopoly rights covering a technology, product or design element. 1,312 more words