Canon Can't Get PTAB To Nix Intellectual Ventures Patent

Law360, Los Angeles (October 2, 2015, 9:57 PM EDT) -- Canon lost its bid on Friday to have the Patent Trial and Appeal Board declare Intellectual Ventures' patent, which deals with scanners that reduce distortion during high-speed image signal transmission, as unpatentable.

In its petition asking the board to declare Intellectual Ventures Management LLC's patent, Canon Inc. relied on several references to claims that challenged an image-reading device that uses a charge-coupled device to collect image data, as well as one against a device that uses an image sensor to read a document. But the board held that these references were unsuitable to back up Canon's argument for declaring Intellectual Ventures...

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