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Tribal sovereign immunity: Taking a wrecking ball to the IPR system


The lawyer behind Allergan’s controversial transfer of patents to a Native American tribe says others are “lining up to do deals”. But, Michael Loney asks, will the PTAB rule that sovereign immunity applies in these types of deals?

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practitioners will have no need for Restasis if Allergen's brazen move to preserve patents for its dry eye treatment is successful. Instead, they'll be crying about the end of the PTAB as we know...


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