PTAB Won't Rethink Decision To Review Water Balloon Toy IP

Law360, New York (May 5, 2017, 3:28 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board refused Friday to revisit its decisions to institute post-grant review of two patents for water balloon toys, rejecting the patent owner’s argument that it had incorrectly created a conflict with a district court in East Texas. 

Tinnus Enterprises LLC asked for a rehearing after the board in February said Telebrands Corp. had shown parts of the patents were likely invalid and agreed to institute review. Tinnus argued the decisions “unnecessarily and incorrectly put[] the patent office into conflict with an...
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