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PTAB Grants Rare Motion To Amend Patent Claim After Federal Circuit Remand, PTAB Litigation Blog

July 2017

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Last year, the Federal Circuit vacated the Board’s original decision denying the patent owner’s motion to amend two claims in IPR2014-00090, holding that the Board erred by "insist[ing] that the patent owner discuss whether each newly added feature was separately known in the prior art." Veritas Techs. v. Veeam Software Corp., 835 F.3d 1406, 1414 (Fed. Cir. 2016). On remand, the Board recently reconsidered patent owner Veritas Technologies, LLC’s ("Veritas") motion to amend its claims. IPR2014-00090, Paper 48 at 2 (July 17, 2017).

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