5 October 2022PatentsSarah Speight

UPDATED: Vidal reprimands OpenSky for IPR abuses

USPTO director sanctions company “to the fullest extent” of her power | Vidal accuses OpenSky of abusing IPR process and suspects counsel of committing "ethical violations" | Intel elevated to lead petitioner.

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