Tagged: Patent Trial and Appeal Board

PTAB Issues its First Decision in an Inter Partes Review Trial

Just ten months after issuing its Decision to Initiate Trial in the very first Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) proceeding (IPR2012-00001, Garmin International, Inc. et al. v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC ), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has issued a Final Written Decision in favor of the Petitioner, Garmin. In its Decision, the PTAB found the claims at issue to be unpatentable as obvious in view of the cited prior art, and further denied Patent Owner Cuozzo’s Motion to Amend the claims.

Gibbons Directors Robert Rudnick & Thomas Bean to Serve on Panel for Upcoming Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology Event

Robert E. Rudnick and Thomas J. Bean, Directors in the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department, will serve as panelists at the upcoming Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology event, “USTPO Patent Post-Issuance Proceedings Under the American Invents Act — a New Frontier” on April 23. Mr. Rudnick and Mr. Bean, along with Kenneth Corsello of IBM and other industry and academic leaders, will address post-grant proceedings under the American Invents Act (AIA), from both the patent owner’s and challenger’s perspectives, as well as discovery and other new rules of practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). CLE credits for New Jersey and New York will be offered.