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The PTAB Today: A Review of the PTAB Landscape

January 31, 2023 @ 9:00 AM EST

9:00 AM ET
January 31, 2023

The PTAB Today: A Review of the PTAB Landscape

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CLEThe Iancu Administration has given way to the Vidal Administration, but what— if anything— has changed relative to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)? This expanded 75-minute panel will take a look at the biggest issues and cases from 2022, including Director Vidal’s handling of the OpenSky matter, and discuss the evolution of discretionary denials. The panel will also discuss precedential opinions from 2022.

OpenSky Industries, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01064, Paper 102 (October 4, 2022) [AIA – holding Petitioner’s conduct was an abuse of the inter partes review process, sanctioning Petitioner, and remanding for a determination of whether the petition, based only on the record before the Board prior to institution, presents a compelling, meritorious challenge] (sua sponte Director review decision)

NXP USA, Inc. v. Impinj, Inc., IPR2021-01556, Paper 13 (September 7, 2022) [AIA § 314(a), affirming decision denying rehearing – the only appropriate time for a petitioner to offer a stipulation related to Fintiv factor 4 is prior to the Board’s decision on institution] (sua sponte Director review decision)

Code200, UAB v. Bright Data, Ltd., IPR2022-00861 & IPR2022-00862, Paper 18 (August 23, 2022) [AIA § 314(a), vacating decision denying institution – analysis of General Plastic factors relating to a second-filed petition when the first-filed petition was not evaluated on the merits] (sua sponte Director review decision)

Materials*

Weaponization of the PTAB Presents First Challenge for Vidal

OpenSky Attorney Emails Expose the Seedy Underbelly of PTAB Practice

Vidal Bans OpenSky from Active Role in VLSI IPR in Precedential Director Review Decision

Vidal’s Solution to OpenSky Abuse Encourages PTAB Extortion

 

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The Iancu Administration has given way to the Vidal Administration, but what— if anything— has changed relative to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)? This expanded 75-minute panel will take a look at the biggest issues and cases from 2022, including Director Vidal’s handling of the OpenSky matter, and discuss the evolution of discretionary denials. The panel will also…

Session Speakers

Hon. Scott R. Boalick

Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

USPTO

Chief Judge Paul Michel

Hon. Paul R. Michel

Chief Judge (ret.)

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

David McCombs

Partner

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Todd Walters

Shareholder, Chair, Patent Office Litigation Practice and Co-Chair, IP Section

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney