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PTAB Denies Discovery on Chipsets Purportedly Related to Proper Interpretation of Reference, PTAB Litigation Blog

August 2017

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In Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC v. Power Integrations, IPR2016-00809, Paper 65 (PTAB Aug. 4, 2017), the PTAB denied the patent owner’s request for authorization to serve requests for production seeking documents and things related to certain chipsets. The patent owner argued that the requested materials were relevant to the proper interpretation of a Japanese patent application (the Oda reference) that is the lead reference in the sole instituted ground of unpatentability under § 103.

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