Inventors Say They're Not Trying To 'Hijack' PTAB Denials Suit

By Tiffany Hu (October 13, 2020, 11:23 PM EDT) -- Inventor group U.S. Inventor has told a judge that its bid to force the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to set rules enshrining a practice of refusing to review patents when a district court trial is looming is not an attempt to "hijack" a suit by Apple and others challenging the practice.

In a filing Monday, the group argued that its request to intervene in the tech titans' suit is simply an attempt to protect the rights of inventors, which U.S. Inventor said "came under sharp and direct threat" when Apple, Google, Cisco and Intel sued to block the so-called NHK-Fintiv...

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