Who stands to gain if Google prevails? Well, Google certainly, but so too does Alphabet, which is precisely why Alphabet is a real party-in-interest under any fair and rational interpretation of the law. In Q3 2018, Google revenue amounted to $33.6 billion. In Q3 2018, Alphabet revenue amounted to $33.74 billion. That means that 99.59% of Alphabet’s Q3 2018 revenue came from Google. Alphabet is Google, Google is Alphabet. It is time for Director Iancu and the Precedential Opinion Panel to step up to the plate and put the PTAB genie back in the bottle. Declaring what is the real, sensible and correct legal meaning for who is a real party-in-interest should be a layup, and needs to happen soon.
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