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No IPR Institution Due to a District Court Trial Eleven Months Away, PTAB Litigation Blog

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Our previous blog post on NHK Spring Co. v. Intri-Plex Techs., Inc., No. IPR2018-00752, Paper 8 (PTAB Sept. 12, 2018) (precedential), noted the PTAB’s exercise of its § 314(a) discretion to deny IPR institution, despite the IPR petition’s timely filing, because a district court trial on the same patent is scheduled for March 25, 2019, more than six months away.

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