Failure To Name Interested Parties Sinks PTAB Challenge

Law360 (February 28, 2018, 10:07 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board has dismissed two challenges brought by adult entertainment streaming media company IML to streaming media patents belonging to WAG Acquisition after finding that IML failed to identify an interested party to the case.

In two final written decisions, the PTAB said that IML, a company based in the Principality of Andorra, failed to name Israeli company CoolVision Ltd. as a real party-in-interest, siding with WAG Acquisition Ltd. that the petitions must therefore be terminated since CoolVision had been served with WAG’s infringement suit more than a year before IML filed its petition.

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