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

May 18, 2020 | News

(Redwood City, CA) – Bunsow De Mory is pleased to announce that it has secured two wins at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Ramot at Tel Aviv University. In decisions issued today, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of two inter partes review (IPR) petitions filed by Cisco Systems Inc., which sought to invalidate U.S. Patents 10,033,465 and 10,270,535 assigned to Ramot.

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 in the Eastern District of Texas. Cisco responded by filing IPR petitions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, seeking to invalidate Ramot’s patents.

In its decisions today, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied Cisco’s IPR petitions related to U.S. Patents 10,033,465 and 10,270,535. A third petition, related to U.S. Patent 10,461,866, remains pending.

Read the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decisions here: IPR2020-00122 (10,033,465), IPR2020-00123 (10,270,535).

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