PTAB Will Review Densify Unit's Computer Compatibility IP

By Adam Lidgett (May 10, 2021, 5:07 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review a Densify unit's patent that was part of federal court litigation where the cloud infrastructure company was stripped of a $236 million jury win.

The PTAB on Friday instituted inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 10,523,492, which is owed by Cirba IP Inc. — a subsidiary of Cirba Inc., which itself does business as Densify. The '492 patent covers a "method and system for determining compatibility of computer systems," Densify has said in court documents.

The board said that petitioner VMware Inc., which is a direct competitor of Densify, was able to...

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