PTAB Denies Request for Party to Remove Itself from Multi-Party Petition

Authored by A. Antony Pfeffer

In a cautionary note to parties considering filing joint petitions for a post grant review, on March 24, 2014, APJ’s Lee, Petravick, Rice and White, denied a motion to reconstitute the petitioner in CBM2014-00013 to remove Apple.

Click here to continue reading…

PTAB Issues First Final Written Decision – Invalidates Challenged Claims Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Authored by Michelle Carniaux and Michael E. Sander

On June 11, 2013, the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued its first ever Final Written Decision in a post grant review proceeding. In an expedited trial, after oral arguments, the PTAB found that the claims of U.S. Pat. No. 6,553,350 challenged in a covered business method patent review are invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. See CBM2012-00001, Paper 70 (June 11, 2013).

Click here to continue reading…