Years After Axing Game IP, PTAB Junks IPRs As Time-Barred

Law360 (January 15, 2020, 8:41 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board is throwing out inter partes reviews on patents on “virtual world” technology, finding that the maker of the video game Destiny is time-barred from challenging the patents due to previous litigation involving its former collaborator Activision.

The PTAB on Tuesday issued a nonpublic order that terminated review proceedings against three Worlds Inc. patents, which had been challenged by video game developer Bungie Inc. The PTAB had previously reviewed and invalidated the patents, but the Federal Circuit in 2018 ruled that the board did not properly analyze whether Bungie’s petitions for inter partes review were filed...

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