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USPTO officials say High Court helps decide immunity claim

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By Britain Eakin (June 13, 2022, 9:10 p.m. EDT) – Former and current officials of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office told a federal judge in Tennessee on Monday that a recent US Supreme Court decision- United reinforces their claim that they are immune to allegations that they ‘rigged the inter partes review system against patentees.

Officials, including former USPTO director Michelle Lee and current and former administrative patent judges, cited the Supreme Court’s June 8 decision in Erik Egbert v. Robert Boule in an additional authoritative opinion while that they are trying to fend off a lawsuit from computer programmer Martin David. Hoyle and his company, BE Technology LLC. The notice said the Egbert decision,…

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