Federal Circuit: No Jurisdiction To Hear Appeal Of PTAB Holding

Mealey's (September 30, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 30 declined the opportunity to weigh in on a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to institute inter partes review (IPR) proceedings in response to a petition by Apple Inc. (Achates Reference Publishing Inc. v. Apple Inc., No. 14-1788, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-151005-018Z.)

Writing for the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost and Alan D. Lourie, Circuit Judge Richard Linn found that the board’s determination that an IPR petition...
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