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Procter & Gamble successfully blocks institution of IPR on three Crest Whitestrips® patents

Clients Procter & Gamble Company, The

Jones Day represented The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") in successfully blocking institution of inter partes review ("IPR") of three patents covering its Crest Whitestrips® products. Following P&G's filing of its Patent Owner Preliminary Response to each petition, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") denied institution of IPR for all three patents, finding that CAO Group, Inc. had not shown a reasonable likelihood of prevailing in its unpatentability challenges.

CAO Group, Inc. v. The Procter & Gamble Company, IPR Nos. 2014-00796, -00797, -01798 (PTAB)