RPX Business Dealings With Salesforce Result in RPI Snafu

Earlier this month, the PTAB issued its remand decision in RPX Corp. v. Applications In Internet Time, LLC (here).  As a reminder, the Federal Circuit (pre-Thryv) instructed the PTAB to further analyze under a more “flexible approach” whether Salesforce was a real party-in-interest (RPI) to two RPX-filed IPR petitions.  On remand, the Board held that Salesforce was an RPI, and that the petitions at issue were therefore time-barred under § 315(b).

The outcome is hardly surprising given the bad facts of RPX, but has anything really changed for RPI/privy analyses?
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September Webinar to Focus on RPI/Privy Issues

The September edition of the PatentsPostGrant.com webinar series will be held this Wednesday September 18th@ 2-3PM (EST). The September program is entitled Avoiding PTAB Pitfalls: Indemnification & Joint/Common Interest Agreements.

The webinar will explore the increasing complexities of real party in interest (RPI) and privity determinations before

RPI/Privy Disputes Become More Complex + PLI PTAB Trials 2019

As we move into the fall season, a host of bar association programs are on the horizon from IPO, AIPLA and others.  But first, a few options for PTAB focused CLE in September. The PatensPostGrant.com webinar series returns from summer hiatus, and the longest running and most widely attended PTAB CLE program, PLI’s full-day PTAB trials program returns to NYC.
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Interactions During Preliminary Proceeding Can Doom PTAB Filing

Since last summer’s decisions in Applications in Internet Time, LLC v. RPX Corp., and Worlds Inc. v. Bungie, Inc., the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has seen RPI/privity disputes spring back to the fore. The renewed scrutiny presents challenges for petitioners participating in joint defense groups or those obligated under indemnification agreements.

A precedential decision issued today by the Federal Circuit highlights the danger of new RPI and privy interactions post-petition filing. 
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