In A.R.M. Inc. v. Cottingham Agencies LTD., the Patent Trail and Appeal Board (PTAB) declined to institute an Inter Partes Review (IPR) because each of the asserted rejections relied on a reference that was not adequately proven to be a printed publication. IPR2014-00671, Paper 10 (October 3, 2014).
U.S. Pat. 7,666,103 is directed to an “Amusement Ride” which allows riders to simulate flying through the air and provides a “thrilling sensation.” In its IPR Petition, the Petitioner relied on a device (the Barnstormer ride) that was sold and in use in the general public. The Petitioner futher produced a … Continue Reading