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PTAB Denies VMWare’s Petition against Good Technology as Untimely

In a decision further clarifying what parties are eligible to file for inter partes review, the PTAB recently rejected VMWare Inc.’s Petition against Good Technology Software Inc. as untimely because it found that VMWare was in privity with AirWatch, LLC, a company that VMWare had recently acquired and that had been served with a complaint for infringement of the disputed patents by Good in 2012. Read More >>

USPTO Rule Changes

As anticipated in the previous edition of this newsletter, the USPTO recently released details of its projected rule changes for 2015 in response to written comments. In a USPTO blog post, Director Michelle K. Lee announced three rounds of rulemakings, provided hints as to what each round would include, and listed changes that would take effect immediately. Read More >>