On September 20, 2021, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), once again, rejected Guardian Alliance Technologies’ attempt to invalidate Miller Mendel’s eSOPH US Patent No. 10,043,188. The decision by the USPTO details:
“The Board denied institution of Inter Partes Review (IPR) of the ’188 patent on March 26, 2020. Guardian requested Precedential Opinion Panel review, which was denied on June 16, 2020, and then requested panel rehearing, which was denied on July 27, 2020.”
“Because Guardian’s failure to comply with the deadline for filing an appeal was a deliberate legal decision, it cannot be excusable neglect. Guardian’s request is denied.” (Decision of USPTO)
Having been shut down three separate times, this is now a fourth rejection of Guardian’s attempts to invalidate Miller Mendel’s 188 Patent at the USPTO.