PTAB Grants General Electric Leave to File a Motion to Submit Supplemental Information

April 29, 2016 – On April 27, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted General Electric, Co. leave to file a motion to submit an Office Action issued during prosecution of a U.S. patent application as supplemental information because the evidence was relevant to the proceeding and was not previously available. The patent at issue is U.S. Patent No. RE44,644, entitled “Method and Apparatus for Spin-Echo-Train MR Imaging Using Prescribed Signal Evolutions” and is the subject of three inter partes review proceedings captioned General Electric Co. v. University of Virginia Patent Foundation, IPR2016-00357, IPR2016-00358, and IPR2016-00359.

By: Giancarlo L. Scaccia

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