On Monday, March 19, Noroozi PC obtained its fifth victory in five consecutive business days. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a decision fully denying institution of an inter partes review challenge brought by Commvault Systems, Inc. against U.S. Patent 7,415,530, belonging to Realtime Data LLC. The Board found that Commvault’s petition “suffer[ed] from a fundamental deficiency” and did not present a reasonable likelihood of proving that the challenged claims were unpatentable.
On Friday, March 16, the firm also secured a complete victory as to a second motion to amend. In Apple v. Realtime Data, IPR2016-01738, the Board fully granted Realtime Data’s motion to amend with respect to fifty-six substitute claims, replacing each original claim the Board found unpatentable. The Board’s decision found that the amended claims were patentable despite ten obviousness combinations presented by Apple. Noroozi PC was not involved in the underlying inter partes review challenge, which resulted in findings of unpatentability as to the original claims.
The firm has now secured 33% of all motions to amend fully granted at the PTAB (2 of 6) in more than 2,800 completed AIA trials.
In the three prior business days, the firm secured three additional victories—defeating institution of another Commvault petition in full, defeating Commvault’s adverse judgment request, and obtaining fifty-five additional substitute claims in a related IPR proceeding between Realtime and Apple.