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Friday Factoid: Patent Board Agrees to Review Validity of Molded Shoe Patents

In September 2014 the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO granted a request by Crocs Inc. (the footwear maker) to review the validity of two molded show patents held by Croc’s rival, Polliwalks Inc., finding there was a reasonable likelihood that Crocs would prevail on its challenge to the issued patents. Croc’s petition was filed in response to a 2013 patent infringement lawsuit filed by Polliwalks against Crocs. Sources: “Petition for Inter-Parties Review and “Polliwalk’s Inc. v. Crocs, Inc. Complaint Jon Wachs websiteIf you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: jwachs@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0302. If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoids® in your inbox click here.