Life Technologies Corp.’s PTAB Ruling


Bass, Berry & Sims successfully represented Life Technologies Corp.

Life Technologies Corp. secured a victory in a Federal Circuit Appeal stemming from a 2017 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in a covered business method proceeding (CBM). Michael Kiklis (Picture) represented Life Technologies in two covered business method proceedings: one was filed in 2014 and the other was filed in 2015. Life Technologies prevailed in both proceedings with the PTAB finding that all challenged claims of Unisone Strategic IP Inc.’s inventory management patent recited ineligible subject matter pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 101. This appeal involved the second CBM. Unisone chose not to appeal the first CBM.

The Federal Circuit heard oral argument on December 4, 2018, and then affirmed the PTAB’s decision less than one week later.

Bass, Berry & Sims advised with a team including Michael L. Kiklis (Picture) and Matthew D. Zapadka.

Involved fees earner: Michael Kiklis – Bass Berry & Sims; Matthew Zapadka – Bass Berry & Sims;

Law Firms: Bass Berry & Sims;

Clients: Life Technologies Corp.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti