It was another light week at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), with 19 petitions filed (all inter partes reviews [IPRs]), while 78 district court complaints brought us up to the Thanksgiving holiday week. While I don’t normally report on terminations, it appears that RPX has settled with frequent filer, Castlemorton Wireless, and has passed that license on to a number of litigants; and last week alone more than a dozen IP Edge suits settled prior to the answer being filed, suggesting small-dollar settlements across their various entities.
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