Federal Circuit kicks another one back for lack of supporting analysis

This one to PTAB, for not explaining the analysis supporting their conclusion that a reference was nonanalogous art. Donner v ProStage Procedural Background ProStage Gear (“ProStage”) owns US Patent No. 6,459,023 (“the ‘023 patent”), directed to improved pedal effects boards.  In particular, the claimed boards are said to allow easy positioning and movement of individual […]

USPTO Provides New Anonymous Nomination Form for PTAB Decisions

https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/patent-trial-and-appeal-board/ptab-decision-nomination It used to be that nominations had to be submitted in writing to the Chief PTAB judge within 60 days of the issuance of the decision being nominated.  The new form is not date limited, and can be submitted without providing contact information.  And so, firms that represent both patent holders and petitioners can […]