Federal Circuit Upholds PTAB Ruling for Life Technologies Corp.

We represented Life Technologies Corp. in a Federal Circuit Appeal stemming from a 2017 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in a covered business method proceeding (CBM). Michael Kiklis represented Life Technologies in two covered business method proceedings: one was filed in 2014 and the other was filed in 2015. Life Technologies prevailed in both proceedings with the PTAB finding that all challenged claims of Unisone Strategic IP Inc.’s inventory management patent recited ineligible subject matter pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 101. This appeal involved the second CBM. Unisone chose not to appeal the first CBM.

The Federal Circuit heard oral argument on December 4, 2018, and then affirmed the PTAB’s decision less than one week later.

Law360 provided analysis of the case in the article “Fed. Circ. Upholds PTAB’s Axing of Inventory Tech Patent,” published on December 10, 2018.

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