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How ITC Applied Inter Partes Review Estoppel In Ford Case

Law360, New York (December 1, 2017, 1:53 PM EST) -- In Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof, Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw issued an initial determination estopping The Ford Motor Company from challenging the validity of Paice LLC’s patents using the same grounds that Ford had previously raised before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in inter partes reviews.[1] The potentially unusual issue here, though, is that Ford won the IPRs, successfully invalidating 272 of Paice’s claims. At issue in Certain Hybrid Vehicles were eight patent claims. Six of those claims had been held invalid...
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