This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus against the U.S. Patent and Trademark. The petition requested the Federal Circuit compel the Director of the USPTO to review a board decision in an inter partes review in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. Here is the introduction to the order.

In re ESIP Series 2, LLC (Nonprecedential Order)

ESIP Series 2, LLC petitions this court for a writ of mandamus arising out of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)’s refusal to take up ESIP’s request for Director review in a closed matter. The PTO and Puzhen Life USA, LLC oppose. ESIP replies.

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The petition is denied