Client Successes

Protecting Carbon-Capture Technologies

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP obtained a successful result for CO2 Solutions, Inc., in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) of one of CO2 Solutions’ patents covering its enzyme-based technology for capturing carbon dioxide from exhaust gas. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of CO2 Solutions on four of the five grounds of review, upholding CO2 Solutions’ commercially significant claims of the challenged patent.

CO2 Solutions’ proprietary carbon-capture technologies, as covered by the upheld patent claims and by other patents in CO2 Solutions’ portfolio, provide environmentally-friendly, efficient, and cost-effective methods for reducing carbon emissions. As stated by Evan Price, President and CEO of CO2 Solutions, “We believe this confirms CO2 Solutions’ possession of the least expensive and most environmentally friendly carbon capture technology available on the market.”

IPR Win for ACCO’s ClickSafe® Locks

Marshall Gerstein successfully represented ACCO Brands Corporation and ACCO Brands USA LLC in Inter Partes Reviews (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), appeal of that decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in related infringement litigation in the Eastern District of New York, in which Think Products accused ACCO’s ClickSafe® line of computer locks of infringing two Think Products patents.

Marshall Gerstein petitioned for IPR of each asserted patent, arguing that the Think Products patents were obvious over combinations of prior-art references, and anticipated by a published video disclosing the accused ClickSafe® product.

In both IPRs, the PTAB ruled in favor of ACCO on all grounds of review, cancelling all challenged claims of the patents, and these decisions were upheld on appeal to the Federal Circuit.