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PTAB rules sovereign immunity does not apply to IPRs

Michael Loney, New York


The PTAB has ruled that sovereign immunity does not apply in the case in which Allergan transferred patents to a Native American tribe, and says the proceedings can continue even without the tribe’s participation in view of Allergan’s retained ownership interests in the patents

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has ruled that sovereign immunity does not apply to inter partes review (IPR) in the closely-watched case in which Allergan transferred patents to a Native American tribe.

“Upon consideration of the record, and...


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