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Want an Expedited Decision on your Appeal? Use the USPTO’s Fast Track Appeals Pilot Program

Guest post from the USPTO: What is the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program? Under the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program, appellants can have their ex parte appeals advanced out of turn. Appellants simply file a petition to request fast-track review of their … Continue reading

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Prosecution Guidance from the Fed. Cir. – How to Forfeit Arguments During Your Appeal

Guest post from Tim Bianchi. The Federal Circuit decided an appeal in an ex parte prosecution for Google last week, which may be of interest to patent prosecutors (In re Google Technology Holdings LLC, Appeal No. 2019-1828, November 13, 2020)). … Continue reading

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Immunex v. Sanofi-Aventis – The “Mystery Dance” of Claim Construction

In “Mystery Dance”, Elvis Costello  moans that he’s “tried and I’ve tried, and I’m still mystified” about the “Mystery Dance”, which probably has something to do about romance, but could easily describe the state of the relationship between appeals from … Continue reading

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USPTO Announces Fast-Track Ex Parte Appeals Pilot Program

July 1, 2020 USPTO Press Release: “WASHINGTON — The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced plans for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to begin accepting petitions for expedited resolution of ex parte appeals. The ‘Fast-Track … Continue reading

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