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Hulu v. Soundview Innovations – the Shifting Sands of Printed Publications

In Hulu v Soundview Innovations, IPR2018-01039, the PTAB was faced with the question of whether or not a certain textbook was a “printed publication” that was “publicly available” and so qualified as prior art against U.S. Pat. No. 5,806,062 – … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Rules that PTAB Judges are Unconstitutionally Appointed

In Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., Appeal No. 2018-2140 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 31, 2019), a three Judge Fed. Cir. panel of Moore, Reyna and Chen took a deep dive into the appointments clause of the constitution and held … Continue reading

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Cutting Through the Patent Thicket – The Little Bill that Couldn’t

A bill was recently proposed to “reduce the improper issuance of patents that improperly extend the term of exclusivity afforded a new drug or biological product.” The bill would amend the patent statutes (s. 253 or title 35) for add … Continue reading

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Ex parte Hazokaki – Big Data Correlations in Abstract Idea “Clothing”

In earlier posts, I discussed at least one group of claims directed to the difficulties in claiming manipulations of “big data.” In ex parte Hazokaki, Appeal 2018-003293 (PTAB, Feb. 5, 2019), the Examiner and the Board were confronted with claims … Continue reading

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