Samsung Loses Bid For AIA Review Of Fractus Patents

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 4:49 PM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s petitions to invalidate Fractus SA antenna patents that it was ordered to pay $38 million for infringing are time-barred by the America Invents Act, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Thursday, rejecting a novel argument by Samsung.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied Samsung's petitions for inter partes review filed in October, concluding that because the company was sued by Fractus in 2009, the requests ran afoul of the AIA's requirement that petitions must be...
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