PTAB Roundup

CAFC: No Tribal sovereign immunity from IPR. The Board denied the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s motion to terminate, and the Federal Circuit affirmed, holding that “tribal sovereign immunity cannot be asserted in IPRs.” The Supreme Court held in Fed. Maritime Comm’n v. S.C. State Ports Auth., 535 U.S. 743, 754–56 (2002) that tribal immunity precluded the agency’s adjudications because …

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