Fed. Circ. Upholds PTAB Veto Of Intellectual Ventures IP

Law360, New York (June 19, 2017, 5:28 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that the asserted claims of an Intellectual Ventures wireless communications patent are invalid because a set of prior art would make them obvious.

The appellate court panel did not expand in its one-sentence order on its rationale for rejecting Intellectual Ventures II LLC's argument that the PTAB erred in how it construed a claim term during the America Invents Act inter partes review petitioned by Ericsson Inc., according to the opinion.

Counsel for the parties could not be reached for comment Monday.

Intellectual Ventures’ patent covers a wireless-communications...

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