LED Lighting Patent Survives AIA Review In Loss For Osram

Law360, New York (January 21, 2015, 7:04 PM EST) -- A Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor's patent on high-brightness LED lights emerged unscathed Wednesday from an America Invents Act inter partes review, as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the challenger, lighting maker Osram GmbH, failed to show the patent was invalid.

In a rare instance where a final written decision by the PTAB upheld all of the challenged claims, the board concluded that Osram had not proven that RPI professor E. Fred Schubert's patent was anticipated by earlier patent applications.

"We're very pleased with the result and that the board appreciated the nuances of the case and was really...

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