03.05.13 | Banner & Witcoff client Mentor Graphics fends off trial under AIA’s new inter partes review proceedings

In February, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of firm client Mentor Graphics Corp., and denied an inter partes review petition filed by Synopsys, Inc. It marked the first time a petition was denied in full since the new America Invents Act proceeding took effect in September 2012.

Mentor Graphics is represented in this matter by Banner & Witcoff attorneys Christopher L. McKee and Michael S. Cuviello.

For more information, click here to read an IP Law360 article titled, “USPTO Rejects Inter Partes Re-Exam Under AIA for 1st Time.”