Ricoh, Xerox Seek To Invalidate Doc-Scanning Patent

Law360, New York (May 28, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT) -- Ricoh Americas Corp. and Xerox Corp. on Thursday asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate a document-scanning patent that a nonpracticing entity has asserted against small businesses using Ricoh and Xerox products, prompting the state of Vermont to sue the patent holder.

The companies filed a petition seeking inter partes review of a patent owned by MPHJ Technology Investments LLC, alleging that the patent covers "simple technology" for sending a scanned document to an email and is rendered anticipated or obvious by earlier inventions....
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