The Curious Case (Part II): The End of the VirnetX Saga

Authored by Michelle Carniaux

In a previous post, we reported that RPX Corporation (“RPX”), a defensive patent licensing entity, filed seven petitions for Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) against patents owned by a publicly traded patent licensing entity VirnetX Holding Corporation (“VirnetX”). In its petitions, RPX identified only itself as the real party in interest. Yesterday, the PTAB denied institution of all seven IPRs. Unusually, the decisions are marked “Parties and Board Only,” so they are not publicly available. We expect redacted versions of the decisions will be made available at some point.

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