PTAB Finds Sovereign Immunity Applies to IPRs for State Universities

02.28.17

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) dismissed three inter partes review (IPR) proceedings involving the University of Florida based on sovereign immunity. As background, the University of Florida Research Foundation filed a suit in state court alleging breach of a licensing agreement. Medtronic subsequently brought a counterclaim seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement on... Continue Reading

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