PTAB Upholds Data Patent Challenged By Dell, Others

Law360 (May 16, 2018, 7:36 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday upheld a Realtime Data patent covering data compression technology that was challenged by several tech companies including Dell, Oracle and HP, finding the companies failed to show any of the claims are obvious.

The board said the companies had not shown how the challenged claims in patent owner Realtime Data LLC’s patent were invalid for obviousness. The board ruled that it was not enough for the companies to just rely on general references to show obviousness while failing to address the “unlimited” potential permutations of the various teachings faced by a person having...

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