PTAB to Eye Patent Cloudflare Offers “Bounty” to Help Kill

By Britain Eakin (Nov 24, 2021, 5:59 PM EST) – Cloudflare Inc. persuaded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the second time in less than a week to review a data feed patent of Sable Networks Inc. claimed against him in a federal Texas infringement action after offering $ 100,000 to anyone who could help the company get the patents overturned.

In a ruling on Tuesday, the PTAB rejected Sable’s offer asking the board to use its discretion to dismiss the petition in light of the parallel litigation in the Western District of Texas and said Cloudflare had a reasonable probability of successfully invalidating at least one of the 32 …

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