Twitter Gets Video-Posting Patent Axed At PTAB

Law360 (January 30, 2019, 3:50 PM EST) -- Twitter has convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that all claims of a patent covering the posting of video content on social media websites are obvious because of a combination of prior art that preceded it.

The board determined in two separate final written decisions that a combination of patent applications and publications that were published before the approval of VidStream LLC's patent would have made all its asserted claims obvious for an ordinarily skilled artisan, according to the two decisions published Monday.

Twitter told PTAB that several of the claims for U.S. Patent No. 9,083,997 were obvious because the...

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