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PTAB Won’t Review Firetruck Patent, Citing 2020 Court Trial

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board refused to step into a dispute between rival firetruck makers Wednesday, saying it would not review a challenge to an Oshkosh Corp. patent when trial in a parallel infringement case was less than a year away.

The PTAB said arguments E-One Inc. made in its bid for inter partes review of an Oshkosh firetruck patent were essentially the same as those it is making in district court. The court case is set to begin trial in April next year, before the board would make a final decision.

“In these circumstances ... we exercise our discretion to...

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November 20, 2018

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