PTAB denied petitioner Unified Patents, Inc.'s petition for IPR where the follow-on petition was based on prior art and arguments raised in earlier petitions by different petitioners. Unified Patents, Inc. v. PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC, IPR2014-00702, Paper 13 (P.T.A.B. July 24, 2014). Unified filed a petition for IPR of 11 claims of a patent that was already subject to three other petitions, two of which were already instituted by PTAB. In rejecting Unified's petition under 35 USC 325(d), PTAB concluded that instituting Unified's petition would inevitably waste time, effort and resources. Taking into consideration the efficient administration of the Office under 35 USC 316(b), PTAB denied Unified's petition.
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