Trend Micro Loses Bid to Nix Rival's Computer Security Patent

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 8:42 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has upheld 11 claims in a CUPP Computing AS computer security patent challenged by Japanese cybersecurity company Trend Micro Inc., finding that the petitioner failed to show they were invalid as obvious in light of existing inventions.

In a final written decision issued Tuesday, the board held that the prior art does not meet the elements disclosed in CUPP's claimed invention, which covers a method for providing device security between, for example, a laptop and an external device like a USB.

Whereas CUPP's patent requires direct requests for data stored on an external mass storage...

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