Apple Seeks PTAB Rehearing After Patent Owner Sanctioned

Law360 (January 9, 2019, 6:34 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. urged the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday to reconsider decisions upholding two patents for Voice over Internet Protocol technology, a request the board allowed Apple to make as a sanction against the owner of the patents for a series of improper behind-the-scenes communications.

Apple’s filing comes nearly 14 months after the PTAB ruled the iPhone maker had not shown the challenged claims in Inc.’s patents were invalid. Apple argued in inter partes review that the claims were obvious.

The board allowed Apple to file rehearing requests last month after finding Voip-Pal violated a rule against ex...

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