Fed. Circ. Says PTAB Didn't Overstep In Axing Chip Patent
Law360 (March 25, 2020, 8:28 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision striking down a semiconductor patent that had been challenged by Micron Technology Inc., finding that the board did not have to "ignore [a] skilled artisan's knowledge" even though Micron did not propose the specific argument in its petition.
In a 15-page nonprecedential opinion, a three-judge panel affirmed the PTAB's decision last January that Texas-based patent licensing firm Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC's patent was invalid for being obvious over prior art. The PTAB had rejected Lone Star's contention that in finding two of the claims invalid, the board...
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