McKool Smith Principal Nick Matich discusses the US Patent and Trademark Office Director Kathi Vidal’s recent sua sponte decision in Samsung Electronics Co v Netlist Inc in IAM. Nick states that, "The decision allows greater discovery into the identity of the real-parties-in-interest (RPIs) behind an inter partes review (IPR) petition and could be the first step towards stronger estoppel at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)." The full article can be found here


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