Apple, Oracle Seek To Cancel Encryption Patent Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2014, 4:07 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. and Oracle Corp. on Tuesday filed a petition for inter partes review by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of a document encryption patent that a Delaware-based patent holder has accused them of infringing, seeking a finding that the asserted claims are invalid as anticipated or obvious.

In their petition, the companies seek to cancel 15 asserted claims of Maz Encryption Technologies LLC's U.S. Patent Number 7,096,358 using inter partes review, a proceeding created under the America Invents Act that allows third parties to...
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