AdamsIP, LLC is pleased to announce that the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has denied AgriNomix, LLC’s request for inter partes review (IPR) of claims 1-13 of Mitchell Ellis Products Inc.’s U.S. Patent 8,590,583 (‘583 Patent). AdamsIP represented Mitchell Ellis Products, Inc., the Patent Owner, in the matter.
Generally, an IPR is used to challenge the validity of a U.S. patent. As in Ellis Products’ case, IPR petitions are often filed by a defendant after being sued for patent infringement in an attempt to invalidate the patent-in-suit.
After reviewing Petitioner’s petition and Patent Owner’s response, The PTAB concluded, “[W]e agree with Patent Owner that Petitioner has not demonstrated a reasonable likelihood that the combination of [cited references] render the challenged claims obvious” and “Petitioner fails to establish a reasonable likelihood of prevailing on its assertion that [the] claims … are unpatentable as obvious.” As such, Ellis Products’ ‘583 Patent has once again been reviewed and considered by the USPTO, and once again been found to be valid.
For more information about the PTAB’s decision, please see the following link: https://www.law360.com/articles/935121/ptab-won-t-review-potting-machine-patent-in-rivals-dispute
For more information about working with AdamsIP, LLC for your IPR needs, please contact us today.