Ford Loses Bid For Rehearing In Challenge To Versata Patents

Law360, New York (July 7, 2017, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Thursday stood by its decision not to review several Versata patents that were challenged by Ford Motor Co., rejecting the automaker’s argument that it misinterpreted legal precedent surrounding the inter partes review time-bar.

The board denied Ford’s request for a rehearing in cases involving six Versata Development Group Inc. patents for automotive software. The patents are part of an ongoing legal fight in which Versata claims Ford stole its patented technology and used it to develop its own software system.

Pushing for review of the patents, Ford argued that a lawsuit Versata brought against...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!