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Post America Invents Act -- Inside the "On-Sale Bar" of 35 USC §102

The Constitutional right to obtain a patent is subject to certain limitations, including that an inventor may be barred from obtaining a patent if the invention was sold or publicly disclosed prior to filing the patent application. 1,501 more words

Intellectual Property

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