PTAB Denies Institution Of Follow-On Petition From Similarly Situated Defendant, PTAB Litigation Blog

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In Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Tech. v. iRobot Corp., IPR2018-00761, Paper 15 (PTAB Sept. 5, 2018), the PTAB denied institution of Shenzhen Silver Star’s IPR petition in view of an earlier challenge to the same patent by a different petitioner. The PTAB relied on the General Plastic factors—a non-exhaustive list of seven factors—to exercise its discretion under 35 U.S.C. § 314(a) to deny the follow-on petition. General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, IPR2016-01357, Paper 19, § II.B.4.i (PTAB Sept. 6, 2017) (precedential).

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