Category Archives: Post-issuance procedures

Supreme Court Decides Oil States – Inter Partes Review Does Not Violate Article III or the 7th Amendment

The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, Appeal No. 16-712 (April 24, 2018), holding 7/2 that inter parties review was an appropriate exercise of the power of Congress to assign adjudication … Continue reading

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Fairchild (Taiwan) Corp. v. Power Integrations, Inc.

In my last post, I discussed estoppel in the context in inter partes review, in which defendant filed for IPR after losing in the courts. The Board found the claims-in-suit to be obvious. The Federal Circuit affirmed that the courts and … Continue reading

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Lather. Rinse. Repeat — In re Baxter International, Inc.

The following is a guest blog from Ron Schutz of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. It just got it easier for infringers to use reexamination as a way to wash a judicial patent validity determination right out of their hair. … Continue reading

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