16 Sep Two Lawyers Walk Into a Bar…
U.S. Patent & Appeals Board Denies IET Appeal for Rehearing of January Ruling Invalidating their “709 Patent”
In our January 26, 2021 Newsletter we reported that a three judge panel of the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) found that ”Petitioner (RPI) has established by a preponderance of the evidence that claims 1-18 of the ‘709 patent are unpatentable”. Mike Scalzi, President of IET, appealed the decision and formally requested a rehearing. Last Thursday, September 9, 2021, IET’s appeal was denied (click here to see the decision). RPI has invested a great deal of time and money over the years protecting our now significant compilation of intellectual property and will continue to do so in the future. Even Yogi Berra would say that this one is over.
RPI Comment on Regenesis Warnings to Remediation Contractors, Consulting Engineering Firms, Product Suppliers and Site Owners
In a recent mass email, Regenesis engaged in patent abuse by making overly broad, vague, and unsupported claims and veiled threats against anyone offering in situ remediation products based on activated carbon.
Most importantly, when it comes to patents/inventions, the first person to file a patent application owns the invention. RPI (not Regenesis) was the first company to introduce activated carbon-based remediation technology to the industry. RPI’s patents on our BOS 200® and BOS 100® predate the earliest patent by Regenesis by over four years and RPI had been selling these products around the world for more than one year before the earliest priority date of Regenesis patents directed to colloidal activated carbon.
Because of these facts, Regenesis patents would be invalid if Regenesis were to assert them against RPI’s products.
For these reasons, it is not RPI that should be concerned. Rather, it is Regenesis that should be wary they may have transgressed one of the over 50 patents in RPI’s worldwide portfolio.
Webinar: Trap & Treat® CAT 100 – A Five Year Review
Please join us September 21st (next Tuesday) as RPI Group kicks off our 2021 Fall webinar series. This 45 minute presentation will provide a 5 year review of the CAT 100 technology. We’ll cover the science behind CAT 100 and project summaries that highlight CVOC reductions as well as supporting lines of evidence for the degradation processes (e.g. dissolved gases and microbiological diagnostics). Register here.
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