In late May, I attended the sixteenth annual Rocky Mountain IP Institute. I also spoke at the Institute about best practices for communicating between in-house team and outside counsel (more on that later). The Rocky Mountain IP Institute has grown to be one of the largest two IP conferences in the country. More importantly than
Lex Machina 2017 Patent Litigation Study — Patent Reform at Work
Posted in Industry Issues
This analysis is being cross-posted at my [Chicago IP Litigation blog/Retail Patent Litigation blog].
Lex Machina recently published its comprehensive 2017 patent litigation year in review. As usual, it is full of fascinating data and charts, which I commend for your consideration.
Most of us in the space know the biggest…
2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: PTAB Year in Review
I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. This panel looked at the PTAB case law and related Federal Circuit decisions over the last year. Here are the highlights:
- Institution trends
- 87% institution rate in fiscal 2013 trending downward and settling in fiscal 2015-16 around two-thirds
2016 Rocky Mountain IP Conference: The PTAB Speaks
I attended the 14th annual Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute at the beginning of June. An interesting addition to this year’s Institute was the panel of PTAB personnel, including the following:
- Nathan Kelley, PTO Solicitor and former Acting Chief Administrative Patent Judge
- Patrick Bucher, Administrative Patent Judge
- Melissa Haapala, Administrative Patent Judge