Google Asks Fed. Circuit To Nix Patent That Survived PTAB

Law360, Washington (May 3, 2017, 5:51 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. took another stab at invalidating Intellectual Ventures II LLC's touch-screen patent Wednesday after an earlier bid failed at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, this time telling a Federal Circuit panel that the invention was already covered by existing technology.

Google is asking the three-judge panel to reverse the PTAB's ruling and find that various claims of the patent licensing giant's U.S. Patent No. 6,121,960 were "anticipated" or rendered "obvious" by prior art, and are therefore invalid under Sections 102 and 103 of the Patent Act.

The PTAB found that the prior art references that Google asserted during an...

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