Cases & Deals

Google prevails in IPR proceeding by establishing that challenged claims are not patentable

Clients Google Inc.

Jones Day successfully represented Google Inc. before the PTAB in an IPR challenge to an internet-related patent that was also asserted in a district court action by Industrial Quick Search. Shortly after filing the IPR petition, Jones Day obtained a stay of the parallel litigation. In the IPR proceeding, Jones Day challenged every claim asserted in the litigation based on prior-art references that were not considered during the initial examination of the patent. In its Final Written Decision issued in January 2016, the PTAB concluded that Google successfully established that all the challenged claims are unpatentable because they would have been obvious in view of the prior art.

Industrial Quick Search, Inc. et al. v. Google, Inc., No. 1-13-cv-00770 (W.D. Mich.); IPR2014-01188 (PTAB)

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