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Federal Circuit Says that PTAB Misused "Common Sense"

by Adam Philipp on September 16, 2016

What is "common sense"

when it comes to patent law?

Read on to find out…

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The Federal Circuit, in the case of Arendi SARL v Apple Inc., recently reversed a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The decision was unusual in that reversals in inter partes review proceedings are rare, and also in that it turned on the issue of "common sense."

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PodTroll Under Attack

by Adam Philipp on June 7, 2013

EFF attacks
Podcasting patent holder
And calls it a troll

clip_image002The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a challenge to a 2012 podcasting patent held by a company called Personal Audio LLC.

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USPTO says some random dudes invented podcasting

by Adam Philipp on July 31, 2009

On July 28, 2009, the USPTO issued patent number 7,568,213, the so-called “podcasting patent.”

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