Synopsis, Inc. v. Mentor Graphic Corporation

 

Paper 49, October 31, 2013

IPR2012-00042 (Patent 6,240,376 B1)

[Parties may request an oral argument on an issue raised in a paper]

FACTS

Petitioner Synopsis, Inc. and Patent Owner Mentor Graphics Corporation requested a hearing pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 42.70(a).

HOLDING

The Board granted the parties’ request for a hearing and set the following rules pursuant in part to 37 C.F.R. § 42.70(a):

  • Each party will have 60 minutes total time to present their argument.
  • Petitioner proceeds first, then Patent Owner.
  • The hearing is open to the public on first-come-first-served basis.
  • The Board will provide court reporter whose transcript will constitute the official record.
  • Demonstrative exhibits must be served five days prior to the hearing and filed at the Board two business days prior to the hearings.
  • Parties must initiate a conference call with the Board two days prior to the hearing to resolve any disputes over the propriety of demonstrative exhibits.
  • Lead counsel is expected to be present at the hearing; if lead counsel will not be in attendance, the board must be notified via a joint conference call no later than two days prior to the hearing.

TAKEAWAY

Parties may request an oral argument on an issue raised in a paper pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 42.70(a).

 

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