Google, Motorola Attack Arendi Word-Reader Patents At PTAB

Law360, Washington (April 21, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. and Motorola Mobility LLC opened fire Tuesday on two software patents covering word-recognition technology owned by Luxembourg-based Arendi S.A.R.L., telling a Patent Trial and Appeals Board panel that key claims in the patents are obvious in light of prior inventions.

Arendi's '356 and '853 patents describing methods to "handle" text in word processors in order to retrieve contact information are anticipated by various patents, the companies told the board during a post-grant, America Invents Act review of their validity.

When combined together, two patents covering template engines and text data operations that were originally assigned to Intel Corp., cover...

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