Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB Ruling In Sega-Uniloc Patent Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (October 23, 2017, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday found that a patent Uniloc USA Inc. asserted against Sega of America Inc. and at least four other major corporations was invalid, affirming the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's findings that the anti-piracy software technology was anticipated and obvious.

Sega in 2014 joined Kofax Inc., Ubisoft Inc. and Cambium Learning Group Inc. in challenging the nonpracticing entity's patent for preventing software piracy via user registration codes that the company has repeatedly accused tech corporations of infringing. In March 2016, the PTAB sided with the gaming company after finding that Uniloc's patent was anticipated by a 1996 patent...

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