Represented the senior party patentee, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., in two interferences before the USPTO. Each interference was based on a different application owned by a competitor. The USPTO ruled in favor of Idemitsu Kosan in both interferences.
Represented the petitioner, Idle Free, in an inter partes review involving a patent directed to an air conditioning system for vehicles, such as long-haul trucks. Idle Free’s petition was granted by the PTAB after the Board made a preliminary finding that all of the claims of the patent were unpatentable. Following the PTAB’s decision to institute the inter partes review, the Northern District of Illinois granted Idle Free’s motion to stay the parallel litigation. Following the Board’s decision to institute trial on all claims of the patent, the patent owner conceded that the claims being asserted in the district court were invalid. Thus, the inter partes review was limited to the remaining claims of the patent. The PTAB then issued a decision regarding the inter partes review stating that all the claims were canceled and the motion to amend was denied.
Represented Groupon, Inc. in patent infringement case filed by Blue Calypso in E.D. Tex. involving five business method patents related to targeting advertising and providing incentives to users in a network. On behalf of Groupon, filed five related covered business method (CBM) proceedings at the PTAB with respect to the asserted patents and all five petitions were granted by the PTAB wherein the PTAB agreed with Groupon that most of the challenged claims (including all of the asserted claims) were likely to be deemed invalid in view of the prior art and arguments raised. The CBM proceedings are pending, and the district court case has been stayed pending the PTAB decision.