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PTAB Chair Quoted in Intellectual Asset Management on Sovereign Immunity Decision

Practices: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings

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Intellectual property litigation partner Scott McKeown (Washington, D.C.) was quoted in a Mar. 1 Intellectual Asset Management article that examines sovereign immunity. The IAM article explains that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will appeal a recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision. The decision denies the tribe’s motion to terminate the series of inter partes reviews filed by a group of generic drug manufacturers against patents that the tribe took ownership of last year.

Mr. McKeown notes that the PTAB Board understands this decision will be appealed and that its panel preferred to address the broader sovereign immunity question than decide on some narrow factual issue.

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