In Rare Feat, 2 Patents Emerge Unscathed From AIA Reviews

By Ryan Davis (April 15, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT) -- In an apparent first for the new America Invents Act review proceedings, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday affirmed every claim of two motion control software patents owned by Roy-G-Biv Corp. after completing an inter partes review.

The USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled that engineering company ABB Inc., which sought review of the patents after being sued in 2011 for infringement in the Eastern District of Texas, had failed to show that any of the 39 claims of the two patents it challenged were obvious in view of the prior art.

"We determine that petitioner has not...

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