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February 04, 2019
2019 Guidance Examining Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations for Compliance with 35 U.S.C. § 112 By Ellen Smith and Derek Kim On January 4, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued examiner guidance for examining definiteness of functional claim limitations under 35 U.S.C. § 112.  Although the new guidance does not have the...
February 01, 2019
PTAB Institutes Unified Patents IPR Petition Despire Patent Owner’s RPI and General Plastic Challenges: On December 20, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted Unified Patents’ petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR) of Patent No. 9,253,239, assigned to Bradium Technologies LLC. Bradium asserted that was deficient for failure to name all real parties-in-interest...