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Bunsow De Mory Secures Denials of Three IPR Petitions on Behalf of Ramot at Tel Aviv University

Aug 18, 2020 | News

(Redwood City, CA) – Bunsow De Mory is pleased to announce that it has secured a third win at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Ramot at Tel Aviv University. In a decision issued today, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of the third inter partes review (IPR) petition filed by Cisco Systems Inc. This petition sought to invalidate U.S. Patent 10,461,866 assigned to Ramot. This follows on Bunsow De Mory’s previous two victories before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on related patents.

Ramot is the Business Engagement Center of Tel Aviv University, one of Israel’s foremost research and teaching universities. Ramot’s mission is to foster, initiate, lead and manage the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. Ramot helps commercialize promising scientific discoveries by providing the resources, business, intellectual property protection, and legal framework for researchers—creating successful business connections between University scientists and researchers, and companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500. Ramot manages a portfolio of more than 5,000 patents and patent applications (representing hundreds of distinct technologies). 

Ramot hired Bunsow De Mory to enforce patents related to advanced modulation techniques in high-performance, multi-GHz optical communication systems. Bunsow De Mory prepared and filed an ongoing lawsuit against Cisco Systems in the Eastern District of Texas. Cisco responded by filing inter partes review (IPR) petitions with the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, seeking to invalidate Ramot’s patents.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board previously denied Cisco’s IPR petitions related to U.S. Patents 10,033,465 and 10,270,535. Today the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of IPR in the third and final proceeding, rejecting Cisco’s bid to invalidate U.S. Patent 10,461,866. Meanwhile, Bunsow De Mory readies the district court case for trial in December 2020.

Read the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision here: IPR2020-00484 (10,461,866).

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