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SpaceX Launches Bid For AIA Review Of Bezos' Rocket Patent

Law360, New York (September 2, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Spacecraft maker SpaceX, led by PayPal Inc. co-founder Elon Musk, has filed an America Invents Act review petition challenging the validity of a patent for rocket landing technology owned by its fierce rival, Blue Origin LLC, founded by Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos.

In two separate petitions filed Aug. 25 seeking inter partes review of the patent on different grounds, SpaceX, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., argued that Blue Origin's patent on a system of landing and recovering a space launch vehicle at sea...
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