Mintz Levin and A.C. Entis IP Obtain Denial of Petition for IPR


Continuing the string of successes in developing and defending intellectual property for high tech enterprises in Israel and abroad

Boston, MA – Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., in collaboration with Israeli IP firm A.C. Entis IP, on behalf of RAD Data Communications, obtained a complete victory against Adva Optical Networking, Inc.’s petition for Inter Partes Review against one of RAD’s patents. On March 8, 2017, a panel from the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied Adva’s petition to institute an IPR. As is widely reported in the legal press, petitions to initiate IPRs are granted in a significant majority of cases. RAD’s team beat the statistics.

A.C. Entis IP, longtime patent counsel to RAD Data Communications, relied on Mintz Levin’s extensive IPR expertise to help navigate the complexities of the proceeding. Lead counsel Allan Entis, Ph.D., and backup counsel Kenichi Hartman Ph.D. from A.C. Entis IP partnered with attorneys Adam Samansky, Peter Cuomo, and William Meunier from Mintz Levin to achieve this victory.

Dr. Entis said that the victory at the PTAB indicates the depth of the legal and technological expertise that A.C. Entis provides its national and international clients and thanked Dr. Yaakov Stein, RAD’s Chief Scientist for his nuanced input in both clarifying technical issues and reviewing arguments. Dr. Entis is particularly proud to have collaborated with the team from Mintz Levin. Adam Samansky said that the joint victory adds to a growing string of Mintz Levin successes in IPRs and that Mintz Levin "is proud of our work teaming with Israeli counsel to bring success to Israeli tech companies."

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