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Jones Day | USA | 15 Nov 2018

Seeking District Court Assistance For An IPR Proceeding

Discovery is limited in inter partes review proceedings. As we previously discussed here and here, discovery is available only “in the interest of


Venable LLP | USA | 15 Nov 2018

Federal Circuit Holds That Assignor Estoppel Is Not Available in IPRs

In a November 9, 2018 decision, the Federal Circuit in Arista Networks, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., Nos. 2017-1525, 2017-1577, held that the assignor


Dilworth IP | USA | 13 Nov 2018

Assignor Estoppel & Inter-Partes Review: Arista Networks, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

Arista Networks, Inc. (Arista) petitioned for an IPR of Cisco Systems, Inc.’s (“Cisco”) patent, U.S. 7,340,597, relating to protecting computer


Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 12 Nov 2018

Federal Circuit Holds that Assignor Estoppel is not Available in Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceedings

In Arista Networks, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., Nos. 2017-1525 and 2017-1577 (November 9, 2018), the Federal Circuit held that assignor estoppel is


Knobbe Martens | USA | 12 Nov 2018

Arista Networks, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dr. David Cheriton is the named inventor of U.S. Patent No. 7,340,597 (“the ’597 patent”), which is owned by Cisco Systems, Inc. At the time of


Fisher Phillips | USA | 30 Aug 2018

Email Privacy Act headed for U.S. Senate consideration

On July 13, 2018, over 50 Civil Liberties groups, technology companies, and associations submitted a joint letter to Congress in support of the Email


Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC | USA | 16 Aug 2018

BioPharma Patents Quick Tips & News - July 2015 - Throwback Edition

In Ariosa v. Sequenom, the Federal Circuit held a diagnostic method claim involving fetal DNA in the mother’s blood was an ineligible law of nature


Sughrue Mion PLLC | USA | 9 May 2018

PTAB Holds that a Merger Completed After the filing of Petition Can Create a Real Party-in-Interest Relationship

In Cisco Systems v. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, IPR2017-01933, Paper 9 (PTAB 2018) (Decision Denying Institution of Review), the Patent Trial


Jones Day | USA | 20 Apr 2018

It’s Obvious: POSA Could Write Software To Generate Conference Call Requests

A recent PTAB decision underscores the importance of establishing the level of ordinary skill for a successful obviousness challenge. Cisco Sys., Inc


Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP | USA | 16 Feb 2018

Document Security Systems v. Lite-On: Willful Infringement Cannot Be Based on Mere Knowledge of the Patent

After that analysis, the district court determined that it would join the majority of “district courts in the Ninth Circuit in finding that

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