USPTO Tosses 'Shakedown' AIA Reviews Of VirnetX Patents

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday ended its inter partes review of four VirnetX Holding Corp. patents after the company contesting their validity — which VirnetX accused of trying to shake it down for a cut of its $368 million infringement verdict against Apple Inc. — relented.

VirnetX praised the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision to terminate its reviews, which had been triggered by petitions from New Bay Capital LLC, after New Bay backed off amid a deluge of subpoenas from the patent...
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