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PTAB designates seven IPR decisions as “informative”


The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has designated seven of its decisions rendered in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings as “informative”


In each decision, the PTAB denied institution of an IPR under 35 USC § 325(d), which permits the Director to take into account whether, and reject the petition or request because, the same or substantially the same prior art or arguments previously were presented.

The seven decisions are:

Medtronic, Inc v Nuvasive Inc., Paper 8, No. IPR2014-00487 (September 11 2014)

Unified Patents Inc v PersonalWeb Techs., LLC, Paper 13, No. IPR2014-00702 (July 24 2014)

Prism Pharma Co v Choongwae Pharma Corp., Paper 14, No. IPR2014-00315 (July 8 2014)

Unilever, Inc v Procter & Gamble Co., Paper 17, No. IPR2014-00506 (July 7 2014)

Medtronic, Inc v Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc., Paper 17, No. IPR2014-00436 (June 19 2014)

Intelligent Bio-Systems Inc. v Illumina Cambridge Limited, Paper 19, No. IPR2013-00324 (November 21 2013)

ZTE Corp v ContentGuard Holdings, Inc., Paper 12, No. IPR2013-00454 (25 September 25 2013)

Decisions designated as "informative" can be viewed here.

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