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PTAB Digest

Travelocity.com L.P., Priceline.com, Inc., Expedia, Inc. v. Cronos Technologies, LLC

Board summarized the types of arguments that are appropriate for inclusion in a patent owner preliminary response.
PTAB Digest

Apple Inc. v. SightSound Technologies, LLC

Board's final written decision explained that, when a patent owner opts to file a preliminary response and fails to address an argument or evidence in the petition, the Board may find the unrebutted fact or issue to be established.
PTAB Digest

RPX Corporation v. Applications In Internet Time, LLC

Board awarded attorneys' fees to Petitioner for cost of sanctions motion relating to Patent Owner's disclosure of confidential documents to non-parties in violation of the Protective Order.
PTAB Digest

Johns Manville Corporation v. Knauf Insulation, Inc.

The Board granted Petitioner's request for leave to late file objections to evidence after the Petitioner timely served the objections but failed to file them in accordance with new Board rules.
PTAB Digest

General Electric Co. v. University of Virginia Patent Foundation

Board instituted IPR after determining that Patent Owner had not shown that the patent claimed the benefit of a provisional application and Petitioner's submitted prior art predated the patent's priority date. 
PTAB Digest

Realtime Data LLC v. Oracle International Corporation

Board denied Petitioner authorization to file a reply to the Patent Owner's Preliminary Response because Petitioner did not show good cause. 
PTAB Digest

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. v. Finjan, Inc.

Board joined Petitioner despite the fact that Petitioner had already failed to invalidate the patent during a jury trial because joinder was otherwise appropriate and Petitioner's involvement in the ongoing IPR would be limited.
PTAB Digest

Garmin International, Inc., and Garmin USA, Inc. v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC

The Supreme Court held that the Patent Office did not abuse its discretion by adopting the "broadest reasonable interpretation" claim construction standard for post-grant proceedings.
PTAB Digest

Garmin International, Inc., and Garmin USA, Inc. v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC

Supreme Court held there is no appellate review of decisions not to institute, but held open the possibility that courts could review an institution decision if the PTAB acted outside its authority or violated procedural due process rights.
PTAB Digest

T-Mobile US, Inc. v. Advanced Media Networks, LLC

Board determined that applying a district-court type claim construction was appropriate because the patent was set to expire within three months of the institution decision.
PTAB Digest

Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. HTC Corporation, HTC America, Inc. (“HTC”), LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (“LG”)

Court denied Defendants' motion to stay pending results of inter partes review because Defendants filed petition near the end of the 1-year statutory bar and the IPRs were unlikely to simplify the case.
PTAB Digest

Borealis AG v. Berry Plastics Corp.

Board denied institution because Patent Owner had disclaimed the challenged claims. 

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