Shaw Industries Group, Inc. v. Automated Creel Systems, Inc.

 

Paper 36, April 10, 2014

IPR2013-00132 (Patent 7,806,360 B2)

IPR2013-00584 (Patent 7,806,360 B2)

[The board may order a combined hearing if proceedings include the same patent and similar prior art]

FACTS

Petitioner and Patent Owner requested a hearing in each of the above proceedings pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 42.70(a).

HOLDING

The Board ordered a combined hearing finding that proceedings involved the same challenged patent and similar asserted prior art.

TAKEAWAY

The board may order a combined hearing if proceedings include the same patent and similar prior art.

 

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