PTAB Will Review 4 NuCurrent Patents, Despite Forum Fight

Law360 (October 8, 2019, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to take up Samsung's challenge to four NuCurrent patents tied to wireless power technology, finding related litigation in New York doesn't foreclose the PTAB's right to conduct a review.

Between Sept. 25 and Monday, the PTAB agreed to review claims from four patents to see if they were obvious, or in two cases, anticipated. In each case, the board shot down NuCurrent Inc.'s arguments that a fight over how to interpret a forum selection clause in district court barred Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. from going to the PTAB.

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