Fed. Circ. Backs Hulu's AIA Win On Video Patent

By Dorothy Atkins (September 26, 2016, 8:57 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday upheld a Hulu win invalidating a patent for video streaming technology, finding that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board correctly decided the patent was invalid as anticipated.

A unanimous three-judge panel found in an America Invents Act review initiated by Hulu LLC that patent holding company Intertainer Inc. interpreted the language in its patent for programming "hot" hyperlinks to clickable streaming videos too narrowly and rejected Intertainer's argument that PTAB's constructions contradict the plain language of the claims.

"[PTAB's] constructions correctly capture the positions that Intertainer took during prosecution to obtain allowance. It did not err...

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