Patent Filings Round-up: Claims from $25 Million Verdict Held Unpatentable After Stay Denied; Panel Denies IPR Over Lengthy Reexam History

https://depositphotos.com/84015320/stock-photo-lawsuit-written-in-search-bar.htmlIt was a relatively consistent week in terms of overall patent filings, with 24 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and two post grant reviews (PGRs) and 77 new district court complaints. The district court saw a couple of new higher-profile cases involving Google, one by small company, Flypsi, and another a declaratory judgment (DJ) action against small smart thermostat maker (and aggressive enforcer), Ecofactor.

Some claims underlying $25 million verdict held unpatentable after stay denied: In a series of IPRs filed years ago against patents asserted by Acorn Semi, LLC, most—but not all—of the claims underlying a later $25 million judgment out of the Eastern District of Texas have been found unpatentable, with the patent owner prevailing on others. In the original case, six semiconductor patents were asserted against Samsung on certain features of layers of their semiconductors. Samsung filed ten IPRs and was instituted on seven, including the majority of the claims then asserted; the District Court judge, Judge Gilstrap, denied a motion for stay of the case, citing the lack of complete overlap and the advanced stage of the trial. The trial went on to result in a $25 million judgment in the middle of 2021; now the Board has completed their review and found all asserted claims of two of the four patents unpatentable, while they found in favor of the patent owner on some asserted claims of another patent.  Three of the seven are still pending; the case is now on appeal. See, e.g. IPR2022-01204 (U.S. Patent 8,766,336).

Board invokes statutory 325(d) discretion over lengthy reexam: In IPR2021-01197, a Board panel took a detailed look at a lengthy prosecution and reexamination history (including an appeal to the Federal Circuit) and concluded that the petitioner was recycling old grounds and references well-vetted in the previous rounds by the office. Notably, they highlighted that the petitioner had taken no effort and had indeed not shown any error in the previous examination or reexamination, and invoked their express institution discretion under 325(d) to deny the case.

PTAB (26)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-00390 Filed Media Chain, LLC Roku, Inc. 9898590
IPR2022-00411 Filed Grand Design RV, LLC Thor Industries, Inc
Keystone RV Company Jayco, Inc.
10046690
IPR2022-00430 Filed Lumintec, LLC Motorola Mobility LLC 8724983
IPR2022-00389 Filed Media Chain, LLC Roku, Inc. 9715581
IPR2022-00417 Filed Feinics Amatech Teoranta Infineon Technologies AG 9033250
IPR2022-00391 Filed Media Chain, LLC Roku, Inc. 10489560
IPR2022-00413 Filed Rfcyber Corp [Hsin Pan, unknown]
Rich House Global Tech Ltd.
Apple Inc. 9240009
IPR2022-00431 Filed Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.A.R.L. Recor Medical, Inc.
Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd.
8845629
PGR2022-00020 Filed ABS Global, Inc Select Sires Inc
Semex Alliance, Inc
Urus Group LP
Inurgan, LLC d/b/a StGenetics
10982187
IPR2022-00394 Filed Media Chain, LLC Roku, Inc. 10885154
IPR2022-00443 Filed Ocado Innovation Ltd AutoStore System Inc. 10913602
IPR2022-00393 Filed Media Chain, LLC Roku, Inc. 10860691
IPR2022-00437 Filed Sonrai Memory Ltd [Magnetar Capital, Atlantic IP] Kingston Technology Company, Inc. 6920527
IPR2022-00428 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings, Inc., Craig Etchegoyen, Coast Asset Management and Juniper Capital Partners] Salesforce.com, Inc. 8280928
IPR2022-00362 Filed Gesture Technology Partners, LLC Google LLC 8878949
IPR2022-00410 Filed Personics Holdings Inc [Altair Engineering Inc.] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 10979836
IPR2022-00432 Filed Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corp.] Broadcom Corporation 6573753
IPR2022-00427 Filed Billjco LLC Cisco Systems, Inc. 10292011
IPR2022-00399 Filed BJ Energy Solutions LLC Evolution Well Services, LLC 9395049
IPR2022-00419 Filed Lite-On Technology Corporation
Genesis Photonics, Inc.
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. RE47088
PGR2022-00019 Filed ABS Global, Inc Select Sires Inc
Semex Alliance, Inc
Urus Group LP
Inurgan, LLC d/b/a StGenetics
10975351
IPR2022-00418 Filed Netlist Inc. [Fortress IP, Softbank] Micron Technology, Inc. 8301833
IPR2022-00426 Filed Billjco LLC Cisco Systems, Inc. 8761804
IPR2022-00392 Filed Media Chain, LLC Roku, Inc. 10515191
IPR2022-00412 Filed Rfcyber Corp
Rich House Global Tech Ltd [Hsin Pan, unknown]
Apple Inc. 9189787
IPR2022-00322 Filed Ca Technologies Inc Netflix, Inc. 8656419
IPR2021-01171 Not Instituted – Merits Scorpcast, LLC [d/b/a Haulstars] MG Freesites Ltd. 10354288
IPR2021-01254 Not Instituted – Merits Solas OLED Limited [Magentar Capital, Atlantic IP] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
8526767
IPR2021-01120 Not Instituted – Merits Align Technology, Inc. 3Shape A/S
3Shape, Inc.
10750151
IPR2021-01255 Not Instituted – Merits Gesture Technology Partners, LLC LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics USA, Inc
7804530
IPR2021-01059 Not Instituted – Merits Japan Display Inc. Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd. 8830409
PGR2021-00094 Not Instituted – Merits Heartbeet Ltd Human Power of N Company 10842813
IPR2021-01197 Not Instituted – Procedural Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc Atrium Medical Corporation 7959615
IPR2021-01081 Instituted Nant Holdings IP, LLC [Nantworks, LLC] Bank of America, N.A. 7881529
IPR2021-01140 Instituted Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. 10683322
IPR2021-01139 Instituted Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. 10662217
IPR2021-01117 Instituted WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings, Inc., Craig Etchegoyen, Coast Asset Management and Juniper Capital Partners] Cisco Systems, Inc. 8191106
IPR2021-01213 Instituted Synopsys, Inc. Siemens Industry Software Inc. 8234614
IPR2021-01251 Instituted Mindbasehq, LLC Google LLC 6510433
IPR2021-01032 Instituted U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 9410410
IPR2021-01089 Instituted HD Silicon Solutions LLC [f/k/a Innovative Silicon Solutions, LLC] Microchip Technology, Inc. 7154299
IPR2021-01138 Instituted Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. 10647741
IPR2021-01136 Instituted Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. 10407461
IPR2021-01135 Instituted Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. 10385092
IPR2021-01191 Instituted WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development  [WSOU Holdings, Inc., Craig Etchegoyen, Coast Asset Management and Juniper Capital Partners] Unified Patents, LLC 7333770
IPR2021-01137 Instituted Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. 10487106
IPR2021-01041 Instituted Neonode Smartphone LLC [Aequitas Techs, LLC] Google LLC 8095879
IPR2021-01332 Instituted Nant Holdings IP, LLC [NantWorks, LLC] Bank of America, N.A. 9324004
IPR2021-01189 Instituted Regents of the University of the California LTI Flexible Products, Inc. d/b/a Boyd Corporation 10309728
IPR2021-01118 Instituted Atos, LLC Allstate Insurance Company 8527140
IPR2021-01061 Instituted Japan Display Inc.
Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd. 10423034
IPR2021-01033 Instituted U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 8789601
IPR2021-01215 Instituted Synopsys, Inc. Siemens Industry Software Inc. 8407655
IPR2021-01201 Instituted Sage Products, LLC [Sage Products Inc.] Becton, Dickinson and Company 10398642
IPR2021-01202 Instituted Sage Products, LLC [Sage Products Inc.] Becton, Dickinson and Company 10688067
IPR2021-01134 Instituted Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd.
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. 9708361
IPR2021-01252 Instituted Mindbasehq, LLC Google LLC 6665680
IPR2021-01163 Instituted PNC Bank, N.A. United Services Automobile Association 8868786
IPR2021-01212 Instituted Synopsys, Inc. Siemens Industry Software Inc. 7546567
IPR2021-01256 Instituted Akurate Dynamics, LLC Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc. 10159996
IPR2021-01141 Settlement 3G Licensing S.A. [Fineur Int’l] Cradlepoint, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Honeywell International, Inc.
Sierra Wireless, Inc.
TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd.
7215653
IPR2021-00811 Adverse Judgment PUCS, Inc Hulu, LLC 10728619
PGR2021-00004 Adverse Judgment Basf Plant Science GMBH Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 10533183
IPR2020-01080 Final Written Decision Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Verizon Business Network Services LLC 9521366
PGR2020-00071 Final Written Decision RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc. [British American Tobacco PLLC] Philip Morris Products, S.A. 10492542
IPR2020-01204 Final Written Decision Acorn Semi, LLC [Acorn Techs., Inc.] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
8766336
IPR2020-01141 Final Written Decision Huawei Investment & Holding Co Ltd
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Verizon Business Network Services LLC 7965709
IPR2020-01279 Final Written Decision Acorn Semi, LLC [Acorn Techs., Inc.] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
9905691
IPR2020-01205 Final Written Decision Acorn Semi, LLC [Acorn Technologies, LLC] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
9461167
IPR2020-01219 Final Written Decision Analog Devices, Inc. Xilinx, Inc
Xilinx Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
8487659
IPR2020-01130 Final Written Decision Huawei Digital Technologies Co., Limited
Huawei Digital Technologies Cheng Du Co., Ltd.
Juniper Networks, Inc. 10027693
IPR2020-01249 Final Written Decision Ranpak Corporation Sealed Air Corporation 6756096
IPR2020-01248 Final Written Decision Intellectual Pixels Limited Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC 8667093
IPR2020-01094 Final Written Decision Rai Strategic Holdings, Inc. Philip Morris Products, S.A. 9930915
IPR2020-01079 Final Written Decision Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Verizon Business Network Services LLC 7609288
IPR2020-01206 Final Written Decision Acorn Semi, LLC [Acorn Technologies, LLC] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
9905691

District Court (77)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
2:22-cv-00015 Filed Scramoge Technology Ltd. [Magnetar Capital, Atlantic IP] Samsung Group
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
10476160
10153666
10461426
10491043
10727592
9461364
9601269
5:22-cv-00162 Filed Google LLC Ecofactor Inc. 8498753
10018371
8131497
8423322
1:22-cv-00154 Filed Shanxi Jinze Yinhai Technology Co Ltd The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D903800
6:22-cv-00034 Filed Ecofactor Inc [Trane Technologies, Inc.] Vivion Inc 8423322
8131497
2:22-cv-00144 Filed Contego Spa Designs Inc Mr Spa Inc
S3 Spa Inc
11083668
1:22-cv-00149 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. [Intellectual Ventures] The Ls Starrett Company 8537242
6972790
1:22-cv-10049 Filed Ecobee Technologies Ulc Dba Ecobee Ecofactor Inc [Trane Technologies, Inc.] 8498753
10018371
8131497
8423322
6:22-cv-00052 Filed Smarter Agent Ojo Labs Inc
Movoto Inc
9754317
9002371
8442550
8473199
7599795
9754333
9183584
7457628
6:22-cv-00053 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Thorlabs Inc 8537242
6972790
1:22-cv-00037 Filed Jb Sails Bruhaha Enterprises
1:22-cv-00003 Filed Vti LLC Mick Zoske
Bill Pearce Doing Business As Ag Premier
Zoskes Mfg Inc
Zoskes Sales And Services
8875640
9769980
8550019
6:22-cv-00031 Filed Flypsi Inc Doing Business As Flyp Google LLC 10334094
9667770
11218585
11012554
10051105
3:22-cv-00018 Filed Verna Ip Holdings LLC [Ortiz & Lopez PLLC] Everbridge Inc 8265938
3:22-cv-00066 Filed Valtrus Innovations Ltd [f/k/a Dolya Holdco 9 Ltd., Key Patent Innovations Ltd., Centerbridge Partners, Valinvest, LLC] Google LLC 7346604
8396865
8051096
10917371
8346792
7359894
8346791
7870147
8615514
8209339
10079785
3356961
7523454
8738612
8832083
7716225
8359309
8849817
8521725
7748005
6816809
6738764
6728704
7222127
8661029
8694374
8694511
8843536
10402889
8140524
8782071
8498974
2:22-cv-00019 Filed Arthrex Inc. Parcus Medical LLC 10251686
10864028
6:22-cv-00038 Filed Be Labs Inc Comcast 9344183
7827581
6:22-cv-00040 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Hewlett-packard 8165867
8537242
7298505
6972790
6473527
1:22-cv-00027 Filed Verna Ip Holdings LLC [Ortiz & Lopez PLLC] Everbridge Inc 8265938
3:22-cv-00222 Filed Social Positioning Input Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Driveroo Inc 9261365
1:22-cv-00042 Filed Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc Celerity Pharmaceuticals LLC 11103483
1:22-cv-00043 Filed Jibbitz LLC [Crocs Inc.] Shoe Charms LLC 8122519
8782814
7698836
1:22-cv-00045 Filed Pfizer
Warner-lambert Company LLC
Pf Prism Imb Bv
Synthon Pharmaceuticals Inc
Synthon Bv
Synthon International Holding Bv
11065250
2:22-cv-00135 Filed Parker-hannifin Corp
Parker Intangibles LLC
Testo Se Co Kgaa
Testo Inc
10281183
10739051
4:22-cv-04004 Filed Hydraassist LLC Doing Business As Cattlevacbox Rk Partnership LLC Doing Business As Cross Five Cattle Coolers
Big Frig LLC
D836859
10322866
10807786
6:22-cv-00046 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Qualcomm Incorporated 8537242
6473527
6972790
6:22-cv-00047 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Texas Instruments 8537242
6972790
1:22-cv-00205 Filed Richard B Henry
Eutopia Teen Resort
Siohban L Sanders
Joseph Mansueto
Morningstar Financial Inc
Jay Robert Pritzker
The City Of Chicago
et al.
9261365
4:22-cv-00236 Filed Recor Medical Inc Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg Sarl
Medtronic Inc
7717948
6669655
9186198
8626300
8845629
5000185
2:22-cv-00220 Filed Ui Digital Inc
Ui Technologies Inc
Ricoma International Corp
Miguel Andoni Ciarreta
Guofeng Henry Ma
10310446
9835981
9835982
10459670
10649372
9835968
6:22-cv-00032 Filed Ecofactor Inc [Trane Technologies, Inc.] Google LLC 10018371
8423322
8498753
8131497
6:22-cv-00036 Filed Proven Networks LLC [RAK Investments III, Provenance Asset Group (fmr), Russ, August, & Kabat] Netapp Inc 8687573
7903092
2:22-cv-00143 Filed Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC Alkem Laboratories Limited 10342787
10576070
5:22-cv-00098 Filed TH Products LLC Doing Business As Texas Hunter Products Wm Carolina LLC Doing Business As Whitman Mold 7222583
6:22-cv-00043 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Verizon Communications 7086079
8165867
6721489
6629077
8:22-cv-00062 Filed Display Technologies LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Etekcity Corporation 9300723
3:22-cv-00220 Filed Social Positioning Input Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Loconav Inc 9261365
1:22-cv-00143 Filed Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC Alkem Laboratories Limited 10342787
10576070
8:22-cv-00105 Filed Hydropressure Cleaning Inc Blasters Inc 8312930
5:22-cv-00222 Filed Social Positioning Input Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Driveroo Inc 9261365
2:22-cv-00018 Filed Bright Capture LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Intuit Inc 8693070
10049410
10453151
2:22-cv-00019 Filed Bright Capture LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Sap America 8693070
10049410
10453151
1:22-cv-00049 Filed Metrom Rail LLC Thales Transport Security Inc
Thales Usa Inc
Humatics Corp
Siemens Mobility Inc
Piper Networks Inc
10737709
10778363
9043131
10179595
8812227
8:22-cv-00018 Filed Nelson Irrigation Corp Komet Austria Gmbh
Komet Irrigation Corporation
9971361
9367070
10416689
1:22-cv-00057 Filed The Nielsen Company Tvision Insights Inc 7783889
1:22-cv-00037 Filed Zoho Corporation Liberty Peak Ventures LLC [Dominion Harbor, LLC] 9373122
10074088
10956901
1:22-cv-00035 Filed Lindis Biotech Gmbh Amgen Inc 8709421
10071158
10576149
6:22-cv-00035 Filed Linfo Ip LLC [Dynamic Deals d/b/a DynaIP] Walgreensboots Alliance Inc 9092428
1:22-cv-00025 Filed Datrec LLC [Dynamic Deals d/b/a DynaIP] Amwell Inc 8381309
1:22-cv-00026 Filed Datrec LLC [Dynamic Deals d/b/a DynaIP] Bitrix Inc 8381309
2:22-cv-00150 Filed Social Positioning Input Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Forward Thinking Systems LLC 9261365
3:22-cv-00219 Filed Display Technologies LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Mocacare Corp 9300723
1:22-cv-00195 Filed Bound2b Bv Xolution Gmbh 7823740
5:22-cv-00112 Filed Pop Top Corp Amazon 7966623
10866713
1:22-cv-00051 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Lenovo Inc 6972774
8165867
7292261
6516147
6972790
6566805
10346105
8537242
6473527
1:22-cv-00054 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Phytech Us Inc 8537242
6972790
6:22-cv-00049 Filed Bright Capture LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Seiko 8693070
7746510
10049410
2:22-cv-00020 Filed S3g Technology LLC Petco Animal Supplies Inc 9940124
10261774
9081897
1:22-cv-00058 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Snap Inc 8537242
6972790
1:22-cv-00059 Filed PINEAPPLE34 LLC [George Gordon] Lenovo Inc 7068499
7181252
6:22-cv-00051 Filed S3g Technology LLC Raising Canes Restaurants LLC 9940124
10261774
9081897
6:22-cv-00057 Filed Lifeproxy LLC Auctionstealercom Inc 8204819
7461024
6:22-cv-00058 Filed Lifeproxy LLC Bidslammer LLC 8204819
7461024
9767511
1:22-cv-00265 Filed John Doe The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A
1:22-cv-00037 Filed Amgen Inc
Kai Pharmaceuticals Inc
Auromedics Pharma LLC
Msn Pharmaceuticals Inc
Eugia Pharma Specialties Limited
Msn Life Sciences Private Limited
Msn Laboratories Pvt Ltd
et al.
10344765
9820938
11162500
6:22-cv-00055 Filed Ecofactor Inc [Trane Technologies, Inc.] Alarmcom Holdings Inc
Pointcentral LLC
Alarmcom Inc
8412488
8423322
8131497
8738327
10534382
4:22-cv-00020 Filed Valtrus Innovations Ltd [f/k/a Dolya Holdco 9 Ltd., Key Patent Innovations Ltd., Centerbridge Partners, Valinvest, LLC] Google LLC 7346604
8396865
8051096
10917371
8346792
7359894
8346791
7870147
8615514
8209339
10079785
7523454
3356961
8738612
8832083
7716225
8359309
8849817
8521725
7748005
6816809
6728704
6738764
7222127
8661029
8694374
8694511
8843536
10402889
8140524
8782071
8498974
6:22-cv-00033 Filed Ecofactor Inc [Trane Techs.] Ecobee Inc 8423322
10018371
8131497
8498753
2:22-cv-00016 Filed Tiare Technology Inc Yadav Enterprises Inc
Ytc Enterprises LLC
10403081
10157414
10096011
9436958
8682729
10152700
8390436
9633344
10719858
10127585
2:22-cv-00231 Filed Mcom Ip LLC [Dynamic IP Deals LLC (d/b/a DynaIP)] Unicom Systems Inc
2:22-cv-00265 Filed Daedalus Blue LLC [Ed Gomez, IBM] Dji Research LLC
Iflight Technology Company Limited
Dji
7228232
7286913
3:22-cv-00221 Filed Social Positioning Input Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Keep Truckin Inc 9261365
1:22-cv-00050 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Epix Inc 8537242
6972790
1:22-cv-10047 Filed Michelin North America Maxam Tire North America Inc D610073
1:22-cv-00073 Filed Wagman Metal Products Inc Concria Oy 7059801
6:22-cv-00048 Filed Bright Capture LLC Zoho Corp 8693070
10049410
10453151
6:22-cv-00050 Filed Midas Green Technologies LLC Rhodium Industries LLC
Rhodium Shared Services Pr Inc
Rhodium Technologies LLC
Cameron Blackmon
Rhodium Renewables LLC
et al.
10820446
10405457
1:22-cv-00256 Filed Motorola Mobility LLC Maxell Ltd [Hitachi, Maxell Holdings Am.] 6928292
7072673
7952645
7577417
9420212
8098695
8059177
7199821

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  • [Avatar for Anon]
    Anon
    January 21, 2022 05:04 pm

    mike,

    This recurring series IS biased against patent owners. See the author’s bio.

  • [Avatar for mike]
    mike
    January 21, 2022 12:13 am

    The title of this article should read “Claims from $25 Million Verdict Held Patentable After Stay Denied”.

    In the article, it is stated “Some claims underlying $25 million verdict held unpatentable after stay denied: In a series of IPRs filed years ago against patents asserted by Acorn Semi, LLC, most—but not all—of the claims underlying a later $25 million judgment out of the Eastern District of Texas have been found unpatentable, with the patent owner prevailing on others. … [The Board] found in favor of the patent owner on some asserted claims of another patent.”

    Yet the title of the article doesn’t mention this at all. It only says that “Claims from $25 Million Verdict Held Unpatentable After Stay Denied.”

    It appears the author is biased against patent owners.

  • [Avatar for Josh Malone]
    Josh Malone
    January 20, 2022 03:45 pm

    I’m confused. Why didn’t Samsung raise their invalidity contentions in the Texas case where the dispute could have been quickly and completely resolved? Why is the patent office interfering with the judiciary? How does any of this square with the PTAB being a faster and cheaper alternative to district court for small businesses?