Group Wins PTAB Review Of Acacia Unit's Air Bag Patent

Law360, New York (June 29, 2016, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to institute an inter partes review of all the challenged claims of a vehicle air bag patent held by a subsidiary of licensing firm Acacia Research Corp., finding that industry group Unified Patents will likely show at least one claim is unpatentable.

The board determined Monday that Unified Patents Inc., which frequently challenges the validity of patents, will likely prove during the review that at least one claim of American Vehicular Sciences LLC’s U.S. Patent Number 9,043,093 B2 would have been obvious to a regular skilled artisan because of a combination of patents...

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