PTAB Wipes Out Media Streaming Patent Again

Law360 (July 17, 2020, 10:15 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has nixed a WAG Acquisition LLC media streaming patent for the second time after the Federal Circuit sent the case back to the board, determining on remand that an earlier patent anticipates the claimed invention.

The Federal Circuit had said the board's decision rested on a misinterpreted term in the patent, but Thursday's board decision said that WAG's patent, which was challenged by WebPower Inc. and several adult entertainment companies, is still invalid under the Federal Circuit's corrected construction of the term.

The term at issue is "rate," as it pertains to the speed in...

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