John Strand

John Strand focuses his practice on the enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights in patents, trademarks, and domain names.

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For PTAB Declarations, Better to Fly Solo

Posted by John Strand on Jan 22, 2018

John Strand

Many things in life are better done with someone else: board games, dinner parties, road trips, riding tandem bicycles. However, according to the PTAB, there’s one particular area where it’s best to fly solo: two people should not provide one declaration in an IPR. In CSL Behring GMBH v. Shire Viropharma Inc. (IPR2017-01512), the PTAB denied institution in large part because the petitioner submitted a joint declaration to support that one of its references was a printed publication.

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Topics: Printed Publications

The PTAB Is Not Always Right: Federal Circuit Partially Vacates PTAB Decision

Posted by John Strand on Jun 19, 2015

John Strand

On June 16, the Federal Circuit for the first time vacated a portion of a PTAB decision resulting from an IPR proceeding. The Federal Circuit found that the PTAB gave an “unreasonably broad construction” to different phrases in the claims and remanded. Microsoft Corp. v. Proxyconn, Inc., 2014-1542, -1543 (Fed. Cir. June 16, 2015).   

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Topics: Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard

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