PTAB Says GoPro's Camera Patent Challenge Is A No-Go

Law360, New York (October 27, 2016, 4:19 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board upheld the asserted claims of two video camera patents, finding Wednesday that information contained in a GoPro company catalog did not make the claims obvious, because the pre-existing publication was relatively inaccessible.

The board held in two related inter partes reviews of Contour IP Holding LLC's U.S. Patent Nos. 8,890,954 and 8,896,694 that the catalog cited by petitioner GoPro Inc. as part of its invalidation efforts could not be used in the cases, because GoPro failed to establish that the public was aware of the trade show where the catalog was distributed and that ordinarily...

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