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Facebook Says High Court Decision Boosts Case for Patent Review

April 22, 2020, 9:16 PM

Facebook Inc. is asking the Federal Circuit to consider a recent Supreme Court holding on a patent challenge time window, continuing the company’s effort get a rehearing by the full appellate court on a patent office procedural issue.

The social media giant’s April 21 request comes days after Facebook asked the full Federal Circuit to review a decision by the court’s three-judge panel in March. The panel’s decision said that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board improperly approved Facebook’s joinder motion to add new patent challenges to earlier proceedings.

Facebook said the Supreme Court’s Thryv v. Click-to-Call ruling supports its ...