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In this issue:

  • Q&A with Arnold & Porter PTAB Practitioner Aaron Bowling
  • Q&A with Arnold & Porter PTAB Practitioner Victoria Reines 
  • Recent MPEP Updates 
  • Recent Director Review Decisions
  • IPR Involving Fintiv Analysis and Compelling Merits: CommScope Techs. LLC v. Dali Wireless, Inc., IPR2022-01242
  • IPR Involving Fintiv Analysis Where Co-pending Proceeding Invalidated the Underlying Patent Under § 101: AviaGames, Inc. v. Skillz Platform, Inc., IPR2022- 00530
  • IPR Involving Multiple Dependent Claiming: Nested Bean, Inc. v. Big Beings Pty. Ltd., IPR2020-01234
  • PGR Involving Enablement: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. v. Kansas State University Research Foundation, PGR2022-00021 
  • Federal Circuit Precedential Decision: Sets Bar for ‘Motivation-to-Combine’ Challenges — Motivation To Combine Only Requires Showing That the Prior Art Addressed the Issue, Not That It Improved on the Issue
  • Events and Speaking Engagements
  • Highlights From Recent 2023 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference (held March 8-10, 2023)
  • Upcoming Events and Speaking Engagements

* Drew Needham contributed to this newsletter. Mr. Needham is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and is employed at Arnold & Porter's Washington, DC office. Mr. Needham is admitted only in Maryland. He is not admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia.

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