June 14, 2017

Federal Circuit Concludes that the PTAB's Estoppel Determinations Under 35 U.S.C. 325(e)(1) Are Appealable

On June 9, 2017, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision addressing whether an estoppel determination by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board under 35 U.S.C. 325(e)(1) is appealable. In Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Westlake Services, No. 2016-2001, slip op. (Fed. Cir. June 9, 2017), the Federal Circuit concluded that it was. The appeal […]
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