In Re: Power Integrations, Inc. [motion panel opinion] (No. 2018-144, -145, -146, -147, 8/16/18) (O'Malley, Bryson, Chen)
Bryson, J. Denying petitions for a writ of mandamus challenging the PTAB’s denial of institution of four IPRs on the ground that the petitioner had not shown that the cited prior art was publicly accessible before the patents’ priority date. The Court explained that the PTAB’s decisions regarding whether to institute IPRs are not appealable under 35 U.S.C. § 314(d), and a writ of mandamus is not a valid alternative means of challenging the denial of an IPR.
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