Institution Denial Vacated to Reconsider Prior Ar

Institution Denial Vacated to Reconsider Prior Art Drawing, PTAB Litigation Blog

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On April 5, 2024, Director Vidal vacated and remanded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB’s) denial of institution of inter partes review (IPR) where the Petitioner relied on a drawing in a prior art patent document to allege that the spatial arrangement of certain features depicted in the drawing rendered the Patent Owner’s claims anticipated and obvious.  See IPR2023-00861, Paper 15, (PTAB Apr. 5, 2024) (“Decision”).

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