Lifting the Bar: Federal Circuit finds that the PTAB improperly allowed Amendments during IPR

Shinn Fu vs. Tire Hanger (Fed. Cir. 2017) After receiving substantial criticism for refusing to allow claim amendments during Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs), the USPTO began to to relax its standards somewhat. ┬áIn this case, however, the Federal Circuit (C.J. Prost) has┬árejected the PTO’s expanded approach – holding that “the Board did not properly consider … Continue reading Lifting the Bar: Federal Circuit finds that the PTAB improperly allowed Amendments during IPR