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L&P Convinces the PTAB not to Institute Trial against Memory Chip Patent

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled today that it would not institute an inter partes review (IPR) trial requested by NVIDA Corp. against U.S. Patent No. 8,207,976, owned by L&P client Polaris Innovations Ltd.  The patent, which relates to a circuit in a computer memory system, is one of several at issue in infringement litigation brought by Polaris against NVIDIA. 

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NVIDA filed the IPR petition asserting four different challenges to the ’976 Patent claims based on five different references.  L&P filed a preliminary response, arguing that none of the challenges had a reasonable likelihood of prevailing, and the PTAB agreed.  Matt Phillips of Laurence & Phillips IP Law commented, “This is the third time we have convinced the Board not to institute an IPR trial against a Polaris patent as requested by NVIDIA.”  The case number is IPR2017-01832.

Kevin Laurence