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Ford Motor Co. v. Signal IP Inc.

BK Successful in IPR Challenge of Hybrid Engine Control Patent

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

On February 19, 2016, the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board entered a favorable ruling cancelling 17 claims in a patent that Brooks Kushman challenged on behalf of its client Ford Motor Company. Brooks Kushman filed a petition for inter partes review of a patent owned by Signal IP, Inc., a NPE, directed to hybrid engine control technology. After the PTAB instituted review, all claims were cancelled by the PTAB after Signal IP filed a request for reexamination of the claims in another proceeding.


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