Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Another Rambus/Micron case; rehearing by PTAB leads to change

Rambus patent owner; re-exam 95/001,105

Rambus seeks relief in its Patent Owner’s Request for Rehearing, see
37 C.F.R. § 41.79, from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decision (Dec. 7,
2012) reversing the Examiner’s decision not to maintain the rejections of
claims 1 and 4 of the ‘696 Patent. (See Reh’g Req. 1.) In response to
Rambus’s Rehearing Request, Micron filed Third Party Requestor’s
Comments to Patent Owner’s Request for Rehearing Pursuant to 37 CFR §

The outcome

We modify the Decision, which reverses the Examiner’s decision not
to reject claims 1 and 4, to reflect an affirmance of the Examiner’s decision
not to reject claims 1 and 4.

This Rehearing Decision, is hereby designated, with respect to the
issues addressed here, “in effect, a new decision, . . . [and] any party may
within one month of the new decision, file a further request for rehearing of
the new decision under this subsection. Such request for rehearing must
comply with paragraph (b) of this subsection.” 37 C.F.R. § 41.77 (d).


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