In Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in Black Hills Media, LLC, IPR2014-00717 Papers 6 and 7, IPR2014-00735, Papers 8 and 9 (July 10, 2014), the patent owner sent an improper email to the Board. In response, the petitioner send an improper reply email to the Board. The Board instructed that the proper way to address an improper contact with the Board:
If counsel becomes concerned about unauthorized filings by an opponent, counsel should request a conference with the Board. A substantive e-mail response is not appropriate and will not be considered. Any further such filings by either party will likely result in sanctions.