Qualcomm Urges Fed Circ. To Keep PTAB Win Against Apple

By Tiffany Hu (August 18, 2020, 2:53 PM EDT) -- Qualcomm is asking the Federal Circuit to affirm a Patent Trial and Appeal Board victory against Apple over its touch-screen patent, saying the smartphone giant is trying to "manufacture a legal issue" by disregarding key parts of the board's ruling.

In a 63-page opening brief filed Monday, Qualcomm said the PTAB in January correctly upheld its patent covering a way for mobile users to toggle between multiple windows. The board had criticized Apple for belatedly asserting that an earlier U.S. patent application publication known as Jin disclosed a finger dragging element in the patent.

Last month, Apple argued that the PTAB's...

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