PTAB To Review Realtime Data Patent In 6th IPR Challenge

Law360 (October 2, 2018, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday agreed to review Acronis Inc.'s challenge to Realtime Data LLC's patent covering data compression technology, saying the patent owner's complaints about serial attacks were undercut by its own litigation activity.

PTAB instituted inter partes review of several claims in Realtime's patent after finding that Acronis had shown the claims were likely invalid because they would have been obvious based on earlier inventions.

Realtime urged the board to exercise its discretion and deny the petition, which was the sixth filed against the patent. PTAB refused to do so, noting that this was the first...

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