Patent Licensee Slams Constitutionality Of PTAB Reviews
By Vin Gurrieri
Law360, New York (June 6, 2014, 8:06 PM ET) -- Patent licensing company eCharge Licensing LLC and an inventor on Thursday launched a suit claiming that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's inter partes review process is unconstitutional because it denies patent holders of their right to a jury trial in infringement proceedings.
ECharge brought the suit in Virginia federal court along with J. Carl Cooper, an inventor and patent owner who licenses his patents to the licensing company. The suit claims that inter partes reviews in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board — which were...