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Wire Transfer Confirmation Deemed Proof of Patent Review Payment

Jan. 14, 2022, 6:43 PM

Confirmation of a wire transfer is sufficient to show that a company has paid the fees required to challenge a patent at a Patent and Trademark Office tribunal, an agency panel held in a precedential decision.

The Precedential Opinion Panel’s decision tackled a question raised by Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. after the company’s challenge to a Monument Peak Ventures LLC patent was denied.

Rules for Patent Trial and Appeal Board challenges state that a petition isn’t given a filing date “until full payment is received.” The filing date is important for companies, like Toshiba, that have been sued for ...

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