Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB Decisions Finding GPS Patent Invalid

Law360, New York (July 24, 2017, 8:05 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday ruled a patent related to GPS technology was invalid, affirming a pair of Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter partes review decisions that found the patent's claims would have been obvious.

Less than two weeks after hearing oral arguments in the case, the appeals court affirmed the PTAB's findings in a summary order without any written explanation. The board had invalidated one claim in a September 2015 decision and in February 2016, it found all the claims unpatentable.

Texas-based patent owner LunarEye Inc. argued the board made numerous errors in its decisions, which included using "unreasonably...

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