Heim, Payne & Chorush Helps Atlas Global Technologies Win Back-to-Back-to-Back Rulings at PTAB and Federal Circuit
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A team of attorneys from the Houston intellectual property boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP, recently won three significant legal rulings in two days on behalf of Texas-based Atlas Global Technologies Inc.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a 42-page decision on April 11 denying an inter partes review (IPR) petition filed by Taiwan-based SerComm Corporation, a broadband and wireless networking equipment manufacturer.
The three-judge panel rejected SerComm’s requested review of 18 different claims tied to Atlas Global’s U.S. Patent No. 10,020,919, which covers protection methods for wireless transmissions.
The next day, the same three judges similarly denied a separate IPR request filed by SerComm in relation to Atlas Global’s U.S. Patent No. 9,912,513, which covers a system and method for uplink orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) transmission. Mr. Enger played a pivotal role in defending the ʼ513 patent.
On the same day as the first PTAB decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Heim, Payne & Chorush and Susman Godfrey on behalf of Atlas Global should remain in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
China-based TP-Link Technologies Co., also a networking products manufacturer, was sued in November 2021 over the alleged infringement of eight Atlas Global patents covering Larson wireless network transmissions. Mr. Heim was assisted by Mr. Enger and fellow firm partners Alden Harris and Blaine Larson on the venue issues.