Decisions Denying Inter Partes Review
in Loral Space & Communications, Inc., v. Viasat, Inc., IPR2014-00236, IPR2014-00239, IPR2014-00240, Paper 7, (April 21, 2014), the Board denied inter partes review in the cases, finding that they they were all filed too late (35 USC 315(b), 37 C.F.R. § 42.101(b)). The Board rejected arguments that the bar does not apply to pre-enactment activities; that the bar does not apply because the complaints were amended within the one year bar period; and because the petitioner were filed within one year of the service of a complaint.
In Honeywell International, Inc. v. International Controls and Measurements Corporation, IPR2014-00219 (April 21, 2014), the Board instituted an inter partes reviewl of claims 1-6 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 6,222,719.