Remedation Products, Inc. Petitioner Vs. Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. Patent Owner
INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (IET) continues to defend challenges to United States Patent 7,531,709. The most recent challenge has been initiated by REMEDATION PRODUCTS, INC. (RPI). In August 2019 RPI filed with the USPTO an IPR.
The RPI petition was not the first IPR filed with the USPTO regarding the 709' patent. In fact in the past several years IET has either settled or sucessfully defended the 709' patent when inter partes and ex partes reviews were filed with the USPTO. The current RPI inter partes petition has regurgitated many of the same claims IET has successfully addressed in the historical petitions.
Since August IET has deposed the RPI expert twice and RPI has deposed IET's expert once. The progression of the petition has followed and continues to advance under the following schedule:
May 20, 2020 Patent Owners Response to Petition
August 11,2020 Petitioner's Reply to Patent Owner's Response to Petition
September 15, 2020 Patent Owner's Sur-Reply to Reply
September 29, 2020 Request for Oral Arguements
November 13, 2020 Oral Arguements before the USPTO
USPTO will rule on the IPR petition no later than February 2021.
"It is unfortunate that direct and induced infringement continues with regard to our company's patents across our industry," says Michael Scalzi. "We have offered and issued numerous licenses with very low royalties associated with those licenses. We have a duty to our licencees to defend the IP they have licensed."
"IET holds over a dozen patents relating to environmental remedation processes, chemistries and biochemistries. We are proud of the contributions we have made to the advancement of our industry since 1998."
For licensing information practioners in the environmental remedation industry should contact IET for site specific and general licensing terms.
Michael Scalzi, President
Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc.
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