By Andrew Karpan (October 5, 2021, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Google was dealt a blow in its fight with a small mobile technology company Monday when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board refused to review four Express Mobile website development patents that also have been asserted against Facebook, eBay, Microsoft and others.
The patent board handed down the rulings in a quartet of opinions that all rejected inter partes review petitions Google lodged against patents owned by Express Mobile Inc., a small and particularly litigious company headquartered about 75 miles away from Mountain View, where Google is based.
According to the PTAB rulings, the earliest patent of the bunch — U.S....
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