PTAB Orders Parties to Meet and Confer Regarding the Scope of Discovery

October 12, 2016 – Prior to providing leave for Petitioner to file motions to compel discovery and for additional discovery, the PTAB ordered General Electric Company and University of Virginia Patent Foundation to meet and confer regarding the scope of discovery.  If a dispute remains after meeting and conferring, the PTAB authorized General Electric Company to file a motion to compel discovery and a motion for additional discovery. 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.”

The cases are captioned, General Electric Company v. University of Virginia Patent Foundation, Case IPR2016-00357, IPR2016-00358 and IPR2016-00359.

By: Giancarlo L. Scaccia

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