On Sept. 12, 2018, on behalf of firm client, RTC Industries, Inc., Banner & Witcoff prevented inter partes review institution against four of RTC’s patents.
RTC filed an infringement lawsuit against Fasteners for Retail, and in turn, Fasteners for Retail filed petitions for IPR of these four patents. Banner & Witcoff successfully prevented the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board from instituting review of the patents.
The proceedings are IPR2018-00741, IPR2018-00742, IPR2018-00743 and IPR2018-00744.
RTC was represented by Joseph J. Berghammer, Scott A. Burow, Bradley J. Van Pelt, Kevin C. Keenan and Eric A. Zelepugas.
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