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4 Recent PTAB Decisions Attys Need To Know

Law360, New York (April 28, 2017, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has in recent months given state universities a powerful tool to avoid inter partes review and has split with district courts about the scope of the IPR estoppel provision. Here's a roundup of the board's top rulings in the first few months of 2017.

Covidien LP v. University of Florida Research Foundation Inc.

The 11th Amendment largely shields states from lawsuits in federal courts. In January, the PTAB found those protections extend to inter partes review and said the University of Florida Research Foundation, as an arm of the state of Florida, was immune to Covidien's...

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