Fed. Circ. Urged To Reverse PTAB Win For Apple, Samsung

By Tiffany Hu (January 26, 2021, 6:10 PM EST) -- A patent owner has asked the Federal Circuit to overturn a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling that struck down part of a phone activation patent involving fingerprint authentication when challenged by Apple and Samsung, arguing that the board erred in finding that prior art teachings disclosed a key term.

South Korea-based Firstface Co. Ltd. said in Monday's opening brief that the PTAB got it right when it found that none of the prior patent application publications individually disclosed a limitation for "simultaneously" identifying a user while switching to active mode, but wrongly concluded that an ordinarily skilled person would have...

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