Fed. Circ. Affirms Apple's PTAB Wins Axing Camera IP

By Andrew Karpan (October 25, 2021, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Apple scored wins at the Federal Circuit on Monday when it upheld two Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions invalidating patents covering dual-camera zoom technology owned by a Samsung unit.

The rulings on the "closely related" cases came in a pair of decisions handed down by a three-judge appellate panel, which heard oral arguments on Corephotonics' appeal back in June. The small Israeli camera technology startup was bought by Samsung in 2019.

That same year, a panel of PTAB judges found that two Corephotonics patents — which both covered types of small telephoto lenses and were issued in 2016 — were invalid,...

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