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Pat has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School (now the Rosalind Franklin Institute (North…

Pat has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School (now the Rosalind Franklin Institute (North Chicago, IL) (1994)). He also completed post-doctoral studies at The National Cancer Institute (1994-1996) where he developed novel approaches for gene therapy of melanoma. Pat has been an attorney (IL) since 1999 after graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law, which was recently ranked as one of the top five law schools for Intellectual Property in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report link). Pat also has a B.A. in Biology from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL; 1989) where he was on two NCAA Division III National Championship football teams (1985, 1986). He currently resides in Center Valley, PA.

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Alarm.com Incorporated v. USPTO

Docket No. 2021-2102 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-2102.OPINION.2-24-2022_1913344.pdf)

TARANTO, CHEN, CUNNINGHAM

February 24, 2021

Brief Summary:  DC decision dismissing Alarm.com’s ex parte reexamination requests following IPR FWDs of the same claims reversed and remanded as PTO did not decide “whether the requests presented a ‘substantial new question of patentability’”. Summary:  In 2015, Alarm.com filed IPRs against three Vivint patents (6,147,601; 6,462,654; and 6,535,123) that each resulted in final written decisions (FWDs) in 2017 rejecting the challenges to some claims that were each affirmed by the FC in 2018.  In mid-2020, Alarm.com filed three requests for ex parte reexamination
Continue Reading DC dismissal of Alarm.com’s reexamination requests following IPR FWDs reversed as PTO did not decide “whether the requests presented a ‘substantial new question of patentability’”

About

Pat has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School (now the Rosalind Franklin Institute (North…

Pat has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School (now the Rosalind Franklin Institute (North Chicago, IL) (1994)). He also completed post-doctoral studies at The National Cancer Institute (1994-1996) where he developed novel approaches for gene therapy of melanoma. Pat has been an attorney (IL) since 1999 after graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law, which was recently ranked as one of the top five law schools for Intellectual Property in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report link). Pat also has a B.A. in Biology from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL; 1989) where he was on two NCAA Division III National Championship football teams (1985, 1986). He currently resides in Center Valley, PA.

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