Blurring the Lines: Omitting a Related Corporate Entity Could Lead to Loss of Petition Filing Date Where Corporate Lines Are Unclear

Authored by Michelle Carniaux and Michael E. Sander

Failing to identify all real parties of interest in a petition can have disastrous consequences for an IPR petitioner. Just days after we discussed a case where the Board found that a petitioner identified, in substance, all real parties in interest despite omitting an entity who should have been identified, it appears that the petitioner in another, separate proceeding had a less fortunate fate.

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