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May 2016 Update to Examiner Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

A Federal Register notice is scheduled to publish tomorrow (pre-publication PDF version is available here) updating the 2014 interim guidance on patent subject matter eligibility and the July 2015 update on subject matter eligibility.  Yesterday, a related examiner memorandum published to provide updated examination instructions.  Those instructions require examiners to articulate a reasoned rationale for … Continue Reading

PTAB Says: Abuse of Process and Improper Use Discovery is Moot in Denial of IPR Petition

In a recent decision on yet another inter parties review petition brought by billionaire hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass through one of his Coalition for Affordable Drugs entities, the PTAB denied institution of an IPR against Biogen International GmbH (IPR2015-01086 at Paper 18, October 27, 2015). The Board found that the Petitioner failed to establish a … Continue Reading
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