RPX Asks Full Fed. Circ. To Rehear Hidden Parties Ruling

Law360 (September 11, 2018, 5:06 PM EDT) -- Defensive patent group RPX Corp. is asking the full Federal Circuit to reconsider a ruling that instructed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to use a broader test when looking for unnamed beneficiaries in patent reviews, warning the ruling has “massive implications.”

RPX filed a petition for en banc rehearing on Friday, nearly two months after a three-judge panel ordered the PTAB to reconsider whether Salesforce.com Inc. should have been named an interested party in inter partes reviews that RPX requested in 2015 challenging two regulatory monitoring patents.

Salesforce is a member of RPX and was previously accused of infringing the...

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