Federal Circuit Clarifies The “Reasonably Pertintent” Analogous Art Standard

The Federal Circuit vacated and remanded an IPR decision in Donner Technology, LLC v. Pro Stage Gear, LLC, because the PTAB used the wrong standard in evaluating whether a reference was analogous art.  The correct standard, according to the Federal Circuit, is whether the reference is reasonably pertinent to particular problems to which the patent relates, and that requires identifying and comparing the problems to which the reference and the patent relate.
Federal Circuit Held That, […]

By | Dec 04, 2020 ||

IP Australia – Exceptional Support For Users Disrupted By COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing global disruption, and entire sectors of the economy are being shut down to limit infection.

During this difficult time, IP Australia, which includes the Australian Patent Office, the Designs Office and the Trade Marks Office, is supporting individuals and businesses who use the patent, designs, plant breeder’s rights and trade mark systems.

The Australian Government has announced extensive support to individuals and businesses impacted by COVID-19, including tax assistance for people impacted by […]

By | Dec 02, 2020 ||

It’s A Date – Twitter Reply Proves Prior Art Publication Date

Twitter requested two Inter Partes Reviews of a patent assigned to VidStream LLC. having a priority date of May 9, 2012. Twitter asserted that the system was not patentable as obvious, identifying a book authored by Anselm Bradford and Paul Haine (“Bradford”) as prior art against VidStream’s patent.

Twitter’s petitions included a copy of Bradford’s copyright page that contained the following legend: “Copyright © 2011”.  In response, VidStream argued that Bradford was not prior art […]

By | Nov 30, 2020 ||