Category Archive: Harness Dickey

Aug 24

Moneyball for IPRs

Welcome to the 14th Volume of our quarterly IPR-PGR Report.

Aug 04

33 Months of IPR…By the Numbers

Our apologies for our slightly delayed public dissemination of our Quarterly IPR Report. Please click HERE for the report or email us for a hard copy. It’s hard to believe IPR has grown up so quickly. We look forward to celebrating its 3-year-old birthday next month. Let us know if you have any questions or …

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Jun 16

Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB on IPR Decision For First Time

The Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the first time today in an appeal from an inter partes review proceeding. Specifically, the Board’s decision that 8 claims were unpatentable was reversed and the case was remanded to the Board. Harness Dickey was lead counsel for Patent Owner in this successful appeal, …

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Apr 20

30 Months of IPR Practice – By the Numbers

Welcome to Volume 9 of our IPR-PGR Report. Please send us an email if you would like a hard copy. After 30 months of IPR practice, some trends are taking shape. Overall, the percentage of petitions put into trial has gradually decreased, down to 76% this quarter, from a high of 96% at the early …

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Apr 02

Another IPR Victory for Harness Dickey – Defeat All Challenged Claims of 3 Patents

IP Law360 reported on another big win for the Harness Dickey IPR team, as the PTAB determined that all claims of three challenged patents were unpatentable in cases styled as Laird Technologies v. GrafTech International, IPR2014-00023, -00024, and -00025. IP Law360’s article can be accessed HERE.

Jan 30

27 Months of Inter Partes Review – By the Numbers

Welcome to the 8th Volume of our IPR-PGR Report. Please let us know if you have any questions about the information contained therein, or would otherwise like to discuss Patent Office litigation. We note a few interesting stats from this latest quarter. First, we took a look at success rates for IPR proceedings by broad …

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Dec 03

Inter Partes Review – A Fair and Efficient Litigation Alternative

With special thanks to my co-author, Laura Sheridan of Google, the linked article takes a detailed look at the first two years of inter partes review practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and seeks to provide insights into some of the most critical areas of the proceedings. Like all change, the implementation of IPR has caused considerable …

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Sep 25

Happy 2nd Birthday, Inter Partes Review – By the Numbers

Welcome to Volume 7 of our IPR-PGR Quarterly Report. Please contact us with any questions about these Patent Office procedures. We take special note of three interesting statistics this quarter.  First, obtaining amended patent claims in these proceedings remains difficult.  After 1 motion to amend was granted last quarter, this quarter saw a complete shutout.  …

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Jul 02

Twenty-One Months of Inter Partes Review – By the Numbers

Welcome to Volume 6 of our IPR-PGR Quarterly Report.  This Report brings news of a large spike in Petition filings and some interesting trends that come from a more significant data set derived from Final Written Decisions. Also, we are still waiting on our first PGR filing. First, after a brief respite last quarter, Petition filings rose …

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Apr 11

18 Months of IPR – By the Numbers

Welcome to Volume 5 of our IPR-PGR Quarterly Report.  As you can see in this issue, we have compared IPR data from the 18 month anniversary with data from the 9 month anniversary so you can glean trends in the data. This Report also brings data from the first Final Written Decisions.  Of interest is …

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