Federal Circuit Partly Affirms, Partly Vacates Inter Partes Review Holding

(February 17, 2016, 1:27 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board to deny Nike Inc.’s motion to substitute four claims of a shoe patent during an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding instituted by adidas AG was vacated in part Feb. 11 by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Nike Inc. v. adidas AG, No. 14-1719, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 2394).

(Decision available. Document #16-160222-025Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Raymond T. Chen, Haldane Robert...
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