Status of Director Review requests

Director Review requests are uploaded into the corresponding case as Exhibit 3100 and are available on the Patent Trial and Appeal Case Tracking System (P-TACTS) for processing America Invents Act (AIA) reviews typically within a week of the receipt of the request. Director Review requests are also compiled in the spreadsheet below. The spreadsheet includes the date the Director Review request was received, the case number of the proceeding, the requesting party, the involved parties, the status of the request, and the date of the most recent status. This spreadsheet will be updated monthly.

Director Review granted – proceedings

Below are the proceedings in which Director Review has been granted, either based on a party's request or sua sponte.

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MAHLE Behr Charleston Inc. v. Frank Amidio Catalano, IPR2023-00861
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 13 (November 15, 2023)
  • Decision vacating decision on institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 15 (April 5, 2024)
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ASSA ABLOY AB v. CPC Patent Technologies Pty, Ltd., IPR2022-01006, IPR2022-01045 & IPR2022-01089
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 47 (November 30, 2023)
  • Decision vacating Final Written Decision and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 49 (March 15, 2024)
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Nokia of America Corporation v. Alexander Soto and Walter Soto, IPR2023-00680, IPR2023-00681 & IPR2023-00682
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 10 (November 3, 2023)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 12 (January 4, 2024)
  • Decision vacating decision on institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 18 (March 28, 2024)
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Nearmap US, Inc. v. Eagle View Technologies, Inc., IPR2022-00734
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 41 (public version of confidential Paper 39) (December 4, 2023)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 42 (December 21, 2023)
  • Decision vacating Final Written Decision and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 43 (February 20, 2024)
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Ford Motor Company v. Neo Wireless LLC, IPR2023-00763
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 17 (November 9, 2023)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 19 (December 21, 2023)
  • Decision vacating decision on institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 28 (March 22, 2024)
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 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. v. Neo Wireless LLC, IPR2023-00797
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 14 (November 9, 2023)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 18 (December 21, 2023)
  • Decision vacating decision on institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 27 (March 22, 2024) 
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General Motors LLC and Nissan North America, Inc. v. Neo Wireless LLC, IPR2023-00962
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 11 (December 6, 2023)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 12 (December 21, 2023)
  • Decision vacating decision on institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 16 (March 22, 2024) 
 Weber, Inc. v. Provisur Technologies, Inc., IPR2022-00599
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 67 (public version of confidential Paper 65) (August 29, 2023)
  • Decision vacating Final Written Decision and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 74  (November 29, 2023)
 ResMed Corp. v. Cleveland Medical Devices Inc., IPR2023-00565
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 13 (September 25, 2023)
  • Decision granting Director Review, vacating decision denying institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 15  (November 16, 2023)
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SynAffix B.V. v. Hangzhou DAC Biotech Co., Ltd., IPR2022-01531
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 17 (August 22, 2023) 
  • Order delegating Director Review to a Delegated Rehearing Panel – Paper 19 (November 16, 2023)
  • Delegated Rehearing Panel Decision granting rehearing, vacating decision denying institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 23 (DRP March 4, 2024)
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 DK Crown Holdings Inc. v. Diogenes Limited, IPR2023-00268
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 9 (August 11, 2023)
  • Order delegating Director Review to a Delegated Rehearing Panel – Paper 11 (November 7, 2023)
  • Delegated Rehearing Panel Decision granting DRP Review, vacating decision denying institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 14 (DRP February 21, 2024)
Vector Flow, Inc. v. HID Global Corporation, IPR2023-00353
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 8 (July 17, 2023)
  • Decision granting Director Review, vacating decision denying institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 11 (August 10, 2023)
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. v. Spruce Biosciences, Inc., PGR2021-00088 & PGR2022-00025
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 11 (December 10, 2021)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 14 (July 20, 2023)
  • Decision vacating decision denying institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 16 (August 4, 2023)
  • Decision vacating decision denying institution and remanding for further proceedings in PGR2022-00025 – Paper 15 (August 4, 2023)
Keysight Technologies, Inc. v. Centripetal Networks, Inc., IPR2022-01421
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 9 (March 22, 2023)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 12 (July 20, 2023)
  • Decision vacating decision denying institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 14 (August 24, 2023)
Spectrum Solutions LLC v. Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics, LLC, IPR2021-00847, IPR2021-00850, IPR2021-00854, IPR2021-00857 & IPR2021-00860
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 114 (public version of confidential Paper 112) (May 22, 2023)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 126 (June 12, 2023)
  • Order authorizing party briefing and amicus briefing, setting schedule, and granting motions for withdrawal and substitution of counsel and pro hac vice admission - Paper 133 (October 27, 2023)
SolarEdge Technologies Ltd. v. SMA Solar Technology AG, IPR2020-00021
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 31 (October 25, 2022)
  • Decision granting Director Review and modifying-in-part decision granting rehearing of Final Written Decision – Paper 34 (June 8, 2023)
Unified Patents, LLC, v. MemoryWeb, LLC, IPR2021-01413
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 67 (April 5, 2023)
  • Decision granting Director Review, vacating-in-part Final Written Decision, and vacating Board order – Paper 76 (public version of confidential Paper 74) (May 22, 2023)
Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC, v. Brunswick Corporation, IPR2022-01366, IPR2022-01367, IPR2022-01368, IPR2022-01369 & IPR2022-01424
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 12 (February 8, 2023)
  • Decision granting Director Review, vacating decision denying institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 15 (May 2, 2023)
Wolfspeed, Inc., v. The Trustees of Purdue University, IPR2022-00761
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 9 (November 8, 2022)
  • Decision ordering rehearing, vacating decision denying institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 13 (March 30, 2023)
  • Order staying the proceeding pending rehearing of Director Review decision – Paper 17 (April 13, 2023)
  • Decision denying rehearing request of Director Review decision and lifting stay – Paper 18 (May 4, 2023)
Google LLC v. Valtrus Innovations Ltd., IPR2022-01197
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 9 (January 3, 2023)
  • Decision ordering rehearing, vacating decision on institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 12 (March 29, 2023)
CommScope Technologies LLC v. Dali Wireless, Inc., IPR2022-01242
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 21 (February 7, 2023)
  • Decision ordering rehearing, vacating decision on institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 23 (February 27, 2023) (precedential)
Xerox Corp. v. Bytemark, Inc., IPR2022-00624
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 9 (August 24, 2022) (precedential)
  • Decision granting Director Review and affirming decision denying institution – Paper 12 (February 10, 2023)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Netlist, Inc., IPR2022-00615   
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 20 (October 19, 2022)
  • Order granting Director Review and staying the proceeding – Paper 38 (January 5, 2023)
  • Decision denying rehearing and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 40 (February 3, 2023)
Apple Inc. v. Zipit Wireless, Inc., IPR2021-01124, IPR2021-01125, IPR2021-01126 & IPR2021-01129
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 13 (December 13, 2022)
  • Decision ordering rehearing, vacating adverse judgment, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 14 (December 21, 2022) (precedential)
NXP USA, Inc. v. Impinj, Inc., IPR2021-01556
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 12 (August 25, 2022)
  • Decision granting Director Review and affirming decision denying rehearing – Paper 13 (September 7, 2022) (precedential)
AviaGames, Inc. v. Skillz Platform, Inc., IPR2022-00530
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 12 (August 9, 2022)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 13 (August 26, 2022)
  • Decision vacating decision denying institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 14 (March 2, 2023)
Code200, UAB v. Bright Data Ltd., IPR2022-00861 & IPR2022-00862
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 17 (July 25, 2022)
  • Decision ordering rehearing, vacating decision denying institution, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 18 (Aug. 23, 2022) (precedential)
  • Post-Director Review Decision on rehearing, granting institution of inter partes review – Paper 19 (October 19, 2022)
Zynga Inc. v. IGT, IPR2022-00199
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 11 (June 14, 2022)
  • Decision granting Director Review and affirming decision on institution – Paper 17 (August 22, 2022)
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. v. Kansas State University Research Foundation, PGR2022-00021
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 9 (July 15, 2022)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 10 (August 12, 2022)
  • Decision vacating decision denying institution and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 11 (February 24, 2023)
Nested Bean, Inc. v. Big Beings USA Pty Ltd, IPR2020-01234      
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 34 (January 24, 2022)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 36 (June 17, 2022)
  • Decision granting rehearing and modifying Final Written Decision – Paper 42 (February 24, 2023) (precedential)
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OpenSky Industries, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01064
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 17 (December 23, 2021)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 41 (June 7, 2022)
  • Order authorizing party briefing and amicus briefing, and setting schedule – Paper 47 (July 7, 2022), Paper 51 (July 21, 2022)
  • Decision determining abuse of process, issuing sanctions, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 102 (October 4, 2022) (precedential)
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 107 (October 14, 2022)
  • Order granting Director Review of decision on remand assessing compelling merits – Paper 108 (October 17, 2022)
  • Decision denying rehearing, affirming decision on remand, dismissing Petitioner, ordering Patent Owner to show cause, and lifting stay – Paper 121 (December 22, 2022)
  • Order restoring OpenSky as a party, awarding reasonable fees as sanctions, and authorizing a motion for fees – Paper 127 (February 3, 2023)
  • Order admonishing Patent Owner and granting Petitioner’s motion to seal – Paper 138 (June 27, 2023)
  • Order granting motion for fees – Paper 147 (public version of confidential Paper 141) (January 22, 2024)
  • Decision Granting-in-Part Petitioner’s Request on Rehearing  of Order Granting Motion for Fees ­– Paper 149 (March 11, 2024)
Patent Quality Assurance, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01229
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 10 (January 26, 2022)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 31 (June 7, 2022)
  • Order authorizing party briefing and amicus briefing, and setting schedule – Paper 35 (July 7, 2022), Paper 37 (July 21, 2022)
  • Order staying the proceeding – Paper 100 (December 15, 2022)
  • Decision determining abuse of process, issuing sanctions, and lifting stay – Paper 102 (December 22, 2022) (precedential)
  • Order granting additional briefing and staying the proceeding – Paper 106 (January 18, 2023)
  • Order lifting stay and restoring PQA as a party – Paper 108 (January 27, 2023)
  • Decision determining failure to comply with mandatory discovery, misrepresentation of fact and misleading argument, and ordering Petitioner to show cause – Paper 131 (August 3, 2023)
  • Order issuing sanctions – Paper 143 (December 13, 2023)
MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte Ges.m.b.H. v. Advanced Bionics AG, IPR2020-01016 & IPR2021-00044
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 42 (March 31, 2022)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 43 (June 1, 2022)
  • Decision granting rehearing, vacating the Final Written Decision, and remanding for further proceedings – Paper 44 (August 22, 2022)
Apple Inc. v. Personalized Media Communications, LLC, IPR2016-00754 & IPR2016-01520
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 41 (September 19, 2017)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 50 (March 3, 2022)
Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC v. Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., IPR2020-00349
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 53 (July 15, 2021)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 57 (November 1, 2021)
Proppant Express Investments, LLC v. Oren Technologies, LLC, IPR2018-00733
  • Decision subject to Director Review – Paper 80 (September 12, 2019)
  • Order granting Director Review – Paper 95 (November 18, 2021)

For more information on the Director Review process, visit the Revised Interim Director Review Process page.