The Federal Circuit Closes The (Face)Book On "Same-Party" IPR Joinder, PTAB Litigation Blog

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The Federal Circuit has definitively ruled on the PTAB’s practice of allowing so-called “same-party” IPR joinder.  The court held that an IPR petitioner cannot join itself as a party to an existing IPR and cannot add new arguments or issues from a later-filed petition. The court’s decision and reasoning left no doubt that the IPR statutory scheme did not permit such joinder.

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