PTAB Grills Microsoft On Printed Publication In Uniloc IP Row

Law360 (September 9, 2020, 9:30 PM EDT) -- A Patent Trial and Appeal Board judge questioned Wednesday whether the board should accept an argument Microsoft seemingly made up on the fly about the public accessibility of prior art in its challenge to a Uniloc patent covering a method for controlling radio systems.

Microsoft attorney Derrick W. Toddy of Klarquist Sparkman LLP argued during a remote hearing that a skilled artisan would've already known about the primary prior art reference — a 2000 article published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association — and so could have naturally found two related publications by searching a 10-20 page...

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