No Placeholders Needed

Within a month of the Board’s decision instituting inter partes review, the Board schedules an initial conference call to discuss any motions that the parties intend on filing, and to discuss the various deadlines. The Board typically requires the parties to submit a list of motions each intends to file, and while the natural inclination of the parties is to list every possible motion, to preserve their right to do so, the Board has said that such place holders are not necessary.  Dominion Dealer Solutions, LLC v. AutoAlert, LLC, IPR2014-00684, Paper 15 (October 29, 2014)( We explained that “place holders” are unnecessary and that we encourage parties not to file lists which contain merely such “place holders.”).