New England IP Blog

Covering intellectual property developments in New England, and other developments that impact New England companies.

Andrej Barbic

Andrej Barbic

Senior Patent Counsel

Andrej Barbic is senior patent counsel in the Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Patent Groups. Dr. Barbic’s practice focuses on U.S. and foreign patent counseling and portfolio development, post-grant proceedings in the United States Patent Office (USPTO) and patent litigation, particularly pharmaceutical litigation. His clients range from small biotechnology companies to large multinational pharmaceutical companies.

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Supreme Court Rules That PTAB Must Review In IPRs All Challenged Claims, Or None At All

In its second opinion this week with wide-ranging implications for the inter-partes review (“IPR”) process, the Supreme Court on Tuesday addressed whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) has the authority to institute review on a sub-set of claims from a challenger’s petition. In a 5-4 decision penned by Justice Gorsuch, the Supreme Court said … Continue Reading