CAFC Side Steps 314(a) Controversy on Procedural Grounds
As detailed back in September, there were separate attacks launched against the PTAB’s practice of denying AIA trial petitions in favor of advancing district court trial dockets. The first was a mandamus petition filed with the Federal Circuit challenging a particular IPR denial, the second an APA action filed by a number of large tech companies challenging the agency’s Fintiv practice as being in excess of its jurisdiction.
Last week, the Federal Circuit denied the mandamus, finding the matter barred from appeal in a straightforward opinion.
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