Johns Hopkins Patent Will Not Be Subject To Post-Grant Review

(July 26, 2016, 12:45 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Efforts by a petitioner to secure post-grant review of U.S. patent No. 9,108,890, issued in 2015 to The Johns Hopkins University, were unsuccessful on July 25, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied the request (David Adebimpe v. The Johns Hopkins University, No. PGR2016-00020, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160801-015Z.)

According to the board, contrary to arguments raised by petitioner David Adebimpe, the ‘890 patent — which issued from an application whose actual filing date was Feb. 25, 2013, and asserts a claim...
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