Riverbed Technology, Inc.’s dispute over data compression patents


Haynes and Boone represented Riverbed Technology, Inc. before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in a multimillion-dollar dispute over data compression patents.

In particular, the Haynes and Boone team challenged claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,643,513 and U.S. Patent No. 7,378,992 in inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB. Following an oral hearing in July 2017 handled by Howard and Webb, the PTAB issued Final Written Decisions on Oct. 27 and Oct. 30 holding that all of the challenged claims were unpatentable as obvious over a combination of prior art references, including claims that were the subject of a May 2017 jury trial in Tyler, Texas. Because of the efforts and close cooperation of Haynes and Boone’s combined trial and IPR teams, all claims at issue in the Tyler Realtime litigation have been ruled invalid, not infringed, or both.

Haynes and Boone represented Riverbed Technology, Inc. with Kyle Howard (Picture), Greg Webb, David O’Dell and Russ Emerson

Involved fees earner: Kyle Howard – Haynes and Boone; Gregory Webb – Haynes and Boone; David O’Brien – Haynes and Boone; Russ Emerson – Haynes and Boone;

Law Firms: Haynes and Boone;

Clients: Riverbed Technology, Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti