PTAB Allows Data Co. To Amend Patent In Apple Challenge

Law360 (March 14, 2018, 8:56 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday invalidated several claims in a Realtime Data LLC hardware patent related to storage devices following a challenge from Apple, but said that Realtime could amend many of the claims.

In one final written decision, the PTAB said that Apple Inc. had proved that 55 claims of the patent would have been obvious in light of various combinations of prior art references, invalidating them.

The board, however, said Realtime could replace the invalidated claims with amended ones. This comes in the wake of the Federal Circuit’s ruling last October in Aqua Products, which discarded a...

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