Limited Stipulation Results In Fintiv Denial

Limited Stipulation Results In Fintiv Denial, PTAB Litigation Blog

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Patent Owner, IP Bridge, filed a patent infringement suit against Petitioner, Ericsson, for infringement of seven of its patents directed at radio communication between a base station and a mobile station and related apparatuses and methods.  As a result, Petitioner filed several inter partes review (IPR) petitions, including those directed at U.S. Patent Nos. 8,077,594 (“the ‘594 Patent”), 8,385,239 (“the ‘239 Patent”), and  9,137,000 (“the ‘000 Patent”) (collectively, “the Patents”) as being obvious in view of prior art.  Patent Owner argued that PTAB should exercise its discretion and deny institution of all three IPRs as the parallel proceeding in district court would address patentability prior to the PTAB’s deadline to write a final decision.

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