• Oil States Versus The Administrative State

    … The Supreme Court has now heard from the petitioner in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. At issue is not only the fate of inter partes review of patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, but possibly the ability of administrative agencies to review and retract their own erroneous decisions. The question presented…

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  • Easily Find Top Attorney PTAB Attorneys With Docket Alarm's New Analytics Tool

    … Just in time for the annual AALL conference, Docket Alarm is excited to announce the addition of attorney analytics to its analytics platform. Now, along with being able to view analytics on parties, judges, and law firms, users can see how individual attorneys are performing in the PTAB. The attorney analytics tool allows users to identify…

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  • What Happens In East Texas Definitely Doesn’t Stay There

    … infringement. What makes this case notable is that the trial court issued the injunction despite a Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding that the claims of the patent–in–suit were likely invalid. (On top of that, the PTAB later concluded that the patent’s claims were actually invalid.) Regardless, the Federal Circuit affirmed the order entering…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 19 readers -
  • East Texas Court Orders Stay Pending Inter Partes Review

    …. In ordering a stay, the judge concluded that (1) Intellectual Ventures, a licensing entity (a/k/a patent troll), would not be unduly prejudiced by the stay because all it was seeking from the litigation was money; (2) the defendants filed their motion to stay in good time because it was reasonable for them to wait to learn whether the PTAB would agree…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 14 readers -
  • How to Read Your Judge's Mind in the PTAB

    … the ability to easily analyze the outcome of their cases and devise winning litigation strategies. Attorneys can view statistics related to every stage of a proceeding, from institution to final written decision. Users can see month-to-month histograms of the rate at which the judge institutes petitions in whole or in part, the average number of claims…

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  • Infographic Shows PTAB's Effect on Hatch-Waxman Litigation

    … Docket Alarm is excited to announce the release of a new report: “Big Pharma and the Legal Industry: Docket Alarm’s Guide to Orange Book Patent Analytics”. The report, presented in a visually engaging infographic, breaks down how the relatively new Patent Trial and Appeal Board is reshaping Hatch-Waxman litigation. Attorneys can see…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 15 readers -
  • RFC Express May be Gone, but Look to Docket Alarm for a Replacement

    … to its robust research platform, Docket Alarm also provides attorneys with an analytics platform for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, giving users context and insight into this new tribunal. The PTAB analytics platform allows users to get an overview of PTAB activity or view particular analytical profiles of parties, judges, law firms, or stages…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 41 readers -
  • New Search Interface Brings Litigation Analytics to Your Fingertips

    … eliminates the need to search for entities separately in Docket Alarm’s analytics platform, giving you the ability to quickly view statistics without disrupting your workflow. When viewing search results, you can bring up direct links to Docket Alarm’s analytics platform by accessing the “Related” button underneath a case summary. Hover your cursor…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 27 readers -
  • The Turning Tide Against Patent Owners

    …So called "patent trolls" have been all over the news, and with good reason— these entities pose significant risks to the hi-tech industry. But a new tribunal has been shown to be effective at thwarting patent trolls and other overly aggressive patent owners. Patent trolls are companies that attempt to monetize patents through litigation…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 40 readers -
  • How Do You Research PTAB Decisions?

    … The Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or PTAB, has been steadily gaining momentum since its inception in September 2012. Recognizing the need for lawyers to navigate the ever-growing list of decisions, Docket Alarm has created the first and only dedicated PTAB legal research engineand analytics platform. Docket Alarm’s database contains every…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 30 readers -
  • Victory for SpaceX: PTAB Cancels Blue Origin Patent

    … In a victory for aerospace company SpaceX, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision on August 27th canceling 13 claims in a rocket sea-landing patent owned by competitor Blue Origin, a space venture backed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. The patent at issue, U.S. Patent No. 8,678,321 B2 (the “’321 patent”), describes a method…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 32 readers -
  • PTAB Hits a Quarter-Million Filings

    …Founded almost three years ago, the Patent Trial Appeal Board ("PTAB") has exploded in popularity as the venue of choice for challenging patent validity. This week, the PTAB reached a symbolic, but nevertheless real milestone: exceeding a quarter million document filings in the court. These documents represent the numerous opinions, motions…

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  • War of the Fitness Trackers: Adidas v. Under Armour

    … Back in February of 2014, German sportswear giant Adidas filed a patent infringement suit against competitor Under Armour, Inc. in United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Adidas accused Under Armour and its newly acquired fitness tracker subsidiary, MapMyFitness, Inc., of infringing ten of its patents. These patents cover…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 18 readers -
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