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Apple argues Federal Circuit cannot review PTAB time bar

Peter Leung, Washington DC


In yesterday's oral arguments for Achates Reference Publishing v Apple, the Federal Circuit examined whether it had the authority to review a PTAB ruling that Apple's petition for IPR was not time barred

Achates is the owner of US patent 6,173,403 which covers software activation methods. In June 2011 it sued several companies including Symantec, Electronic Arts and QuickOffice for infringement. A year later, it amended its complaint to include Apple.


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