Challenger, beware – PTO director sanctions abuse of IPR process
Abstract: Well-known technology giant Intel has been at war with a patent holding company for years. Recently, a new company inserted itself into the proceedings, apparently hoping to cash in. In an unusual move, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) got involved in the case, OpenSky Industries, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC. This article highlights how things went downhill for the newcomer from there. OpenSky Industries, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR No. 2021-01064 (PTO Dir. Oct. 4, 2022).