PTAB Says Insurance Cos. Estopped In IV IPR Challenge

Law360, New York (February 16, 2017, 6:07 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Wednesday the inter partes review estoppel provision barred a pair of insurance companies from challenging several invalidated claims in an Intellectual Ventures II LLC e-commerce patent in an America Invents Act review.

The PTAB held the estoppel provision — which prevents the petitioner in a final IPR decision from pursuing another challenge at the PTAB on grounds it “raised or reasonably could have raised” during the initial review — applies even to grounds that were never at issue in...
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