November 19, 2020
Fitch Even partner David A. Gosse was recently appointed Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) PTAB Trial Committee, following his two-year tenure as Vice Chair of the committee. Dave will serve in this role through October 2022.
The PTAB Trial Committee is charged with providing up-to-date information and CLE programs on significant decisions and trends related to inter partes proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The committee considers rules, regulations, and decisions related to PTAB proceedings and, when appropriate, makes recommendations regarding amicus briefing and comments submitted by AIPLA to the PTAB.Dave has a diverse IP law practice encompassing both the acquisition and the enforcement of patent rights, including post-grant proceedings before the PTAB.
IP Alert | Knowledge Within the Art Does Not Save Means-Plus-Function Claim Term Lacking Corresponding StructureFebruary 19, 2021
On February 12, in Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. v. Dropbox, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed that certain of Synchronoss's claims were invalid for indefiniteness, since the claims included a means-plus-function claim term that did not have adequate structural support in the specification. Read more
IP Alert | Customer Loyalty Program Does Not Claim Patent-Eligible Subject MatterFebruary 16, 2021
On February 8, in cxLoyalty, Inc v. Maritz Holdings, Inc., the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent for failure to claim patentable subject matter, reversing findings of the PTAB relating to substitute claims in a CBM review. Read more