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In a relatively recent order denying a plaintiff’s application for preliminary injunction, Judge Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, considered whether certain “customer relationships” established by the plaintiff oil and gas investment firm constituted a “trade secret.” The defendants had left their …
An Inter Partes Review (IPR) is a trial held before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that determines whether a given patent is valid. Filing an IPR means that you are challenging an existing patent. With every type of patent eligible for review, IPRs are becoming more common and troublesome. …