Fed. Circ. Says PTAB Wrongly Upheld Patent In Netflix Case

The Federal Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board should have invalidated even more claims of a patent for switching a software session from one network-enabled device to another, in a win for challengers, including Netflix and Hulu.

The appeals court reviewed three separate PTAB inter partes review decisions on a single patent owned by CRFD Research Inc. The court affirmed two decisions by the board that invalidated some claims of the patent and reversed a third decision that found different claims...

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