The America Invents Act (AIA) has ushered in a new era for post-issuance validity challenges of patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). To help our clients stay abreast of the latest information, news, and updates on cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), McKool Smith publishes a regular PTAB Trial Update.

To view the June 2016 update, please click here.

  • Supreme Court’s Cuozzo Opinion Affirms Use of BRI and Non-Appealability of PTAB Institution Decisions
  • PTAB Cannot Change Claim Construction Without Notice
  • New Evidence in IPRs: Move to Respond or Exclude 

To view the May 2016 update, please click here.

  • PTAB motion to amend study
  • PTAB precedential opinions 

To view the April 2016 update, please click here

  • PTAB rule changes
  • Including expert declarations in the preliminary response
  • Claim Construction: Broadest Reasonable Interpretation vs. Philips

To view the August 2015 update, please click here.

  • Apple, Inc. v. ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn Inc.
  • Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC v. PPC Broadband, Inc.

To view the April 2015 update, please click here.

  • USPTO rule changes announced by Director Michelle K. Lee
  • VMware Inc. v. Good Technology Software Inc.

To view the February 2015 update, please click here.

    • Int’l Flavors & Fragrances Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
    • Riverbed Technology Inc. v. Silver Peak Systems Inc.
    • Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC v. PPC Broadband, Inc.
    • Hear-Wear Technologies v. K/S HIMPP
    • In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC
    • Paramount Home Entertainment Inc. v. Nissim Corporation
    • Zerto, Inc. v. EMC Corp.

To view the November 2014 update, please click here.

    • Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. v. Courtesy Products, LLC
    • Schott Gemtron Corp. v. SSW Holding Co.
    • Unilever, Inc. v. The Proctor & Gamble Co.
    • Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, v. GEVO, Inc.
    • VMWare, Inc. v. Good Technology Software, Inc.
    • Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. v. Celgard, LLC
    • E*TRADE Fin. Corp. et al v. Droplets, Inc.
    • Mentor Graphics Corp. v. Synopsys, Inc.
    • Interdigital Communications, Inc. v. Nokia Corp.
    • Ultratec, Inc. et al. v. Sorenson Communications, Inc.
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