USPTO Says MobileMedia Patent Indefinite In BlackBerry Row

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ended an inter partes review of a MobileMedia Ideas LLC mobile communications patent after concluding Friday that the patent was indefinite, making it impossible to determine whether it was obvious as BlackBerry Corp. had alleged.

The USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board terminated the review, but did not invalidate the patent since the America Invents Act only allows third parties to use inter partes review to challenge patents on the grounds of obviousness and anticipation, not indefiniteness.

The board concluded...
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