VirnetX Wants Next USPTO Chief To Eye Apple PTAB Rulings

By Ryan Davis (September 21, 2021, 8:05 PM EDT) -- VirnetX Inc. on Monday requested a rehearing by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director of inter partes review decisions invalidating network security patents involved in its $576 million verdict against Apple, but said the review must wait until the office has a permanent leader.

The U.S. Supreme Court's U.S. v. Arthrex ruling in June gave the director of the USPTO the authority to review Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions to fix a constitutional flaw in the board, but VirnetX said in its review request that no one at the agency currently wields that power.

Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld...

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?
Ask a question!