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PTAB allows motion to amend in IPR challenging Neste Oil patent

Michael Loney, New York

In a final written decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board found 24 claims of a Neste Oil patent invalid but allowed it to substitute four claims in a rare grant of a motion to amend

REG Synthetic Fuels challenged US Patent No. 8,278,492 in an inter partes review (IPR) petition filed in November 2013 and instituted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in June 2014.

The patent is directed to a...

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