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18 Jul 2012, 12:00 am
  The claims "were combinations which only unite old elements with no change in their respective functions and which yield predictable results," and were thus found to be obvious post-KSR.More details of Ex parte Smith after the jump. [read post]
20 Jun 2013, 8:57 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
The PTAB reversed the examiner in Ex parte Smith with an observation about chemistry:a dicarboxylic acid that has participated in an acylation reaction is no longer a dicarboxylic acid [read post]
4 Jun 2007, 5:05 am
"Anna Nicole Smith's ex-boyfriend filed a lawsuit Friday against the celebrity attorney who... [read post]
9 Jan 2012, 1:10 am by Scott A. McKeown
Last Thursday, the USPTO issued their plan.In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Changes to Implement Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (here), the Office proposes the following mechanisms to track potential EXP estoppel. (6) A certification that the statutory estoppel provisions of both inter partes review (35 U.S.C. 315(e)(1)) and post grant review (35 U.S.C. 325(e)(1)) do not prohibit the ex parte reexamination. (7)… [read post]
12 Mar 2013, 4:33 pm by Lawrence B. Ebert
The Board sustained anticipation and obviousness rejections in Ex parte Whittaker.We affirm the rejection of claims 1-5, 10, 16-18, and 20 under 35U.S.C. [read post]
6 Sep 2010, 5:27 pm
In a decision which may greatly impact patentees who find themselves in reexamination, the BPAI held in Ex parte Smith that an Applicant in reexam was estopped from arguing a priority claim based on failure to overcome a written description rejection in the earlier prosecution of the issued patent. [read post]
27 Dec 2012, 7:15 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
Many cases are cited in the Board's affirmance in Ex parte Karr:If a prima facie case of obviousness is established, the burden shifts to the applicant to come forward with arguments and/or evidence to rebut the prima facie case. [read post]
5 Dec 2012, 9:32 am by Steve Hall
The Court of Criminal Appeals ruling in Ex Parte Henderson is available in Adobe .pdf format, as are concurring and dissenting opinons. [read post]
30 Mar 2015, 12:18 pm
This post originates from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog, only.We’re going to take a walk once again onto the uneven ground of ex parte interviews of treating doctors, an area in which Plaintiffs’ counsel too often seem to be handed the higher ground. [read post]
6 Jun 2019, 11:18 am by ccollins
James Anderson, an ex-Ameritas Investment Corp. adviser, is now barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after he failed to participate in a probe into allegations that he had taken part in selling away. [read post]
29 Oct 2018, 3:39 am by Christopher Francis
  The two ex parte PTAB appeals discussed below cite In Re Smith Internationaland provide some guidance. [read post]
31 Mar 2009, 12:09 pm
Generally, retirement accounts are part of the marital settlement discussion, but Social Security usually isn’t. [read post]
14 Dec 2010, 3:15 am by Scott A. McKeown
Yesterday, a typical rejection of such evidence was once again demonstrated by the BPAI in Ex Parte Smiths Interconnect Microwave Components. [read post]
11 Jun 2019, 11:57 am by ccollins
The settlement is part of a broader $26M deal reached between LPL and state securities regulators last year. [read post]
23 Oct 2016, 9:15 pm by Patent Docs
Noonan -- One of the aspects of inter partes review that differed from other post-grant review proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (succeeded by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board) is a requirement for transparency with regard to the "real party in interest": unlike in ex parte reexamination, for example, the inter partes review provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act require that a petition for inter… [read post]
19 Aug 2010, 8:30 am by Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog
Ex Parte Smith, Appeal No. 2009-014595 (BPAI, Aug. 17, 2010)Smith filed a patent application in 1998 directed to a method and system for securing passwords and personal identification numbers.  [read post]
15 Sep 2011, 3:10 am by Scott A. McKeown
(emphasis added) While, ex parte patent reexamination has always been available for any enforceable patent these proceedings are typically disfavored over inter partes proceedings as being too one-sided, and historically biased in favor of patent holders.  [read post]