The PTAB Declines To Apply Assignor Estoppel

PTAB Declines To Apply Assignor Estoppel, PTAB Litigation Blog

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Patent Owner, C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), filed a patent infringement suit against Petitioner, Frameless Hardware Company LLC (FHC) for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,074,413 (the ‘413 patent) directed to framing members for glass doors, wall partitions and like structures.  The subject matter of the ’413 Patent in dispute was invented by Gary Sprague during his employment with CRL. Mr. Sprague assigned all rights in that patent to CRL.

*Ashvi Patel is a member of Jones Day’s New Lawyer Group in Pittsburgh and assisted with the preparation of this blog. 

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