Google, LG Urge PTAB To Ax Parts Of Anti-Theft Patent

Law360, Washington (November 28, 2017, 9:28 PM EST) -- A group of tech companies led by Google and LG Electronics Inc. urged a Patent Trial and Appeal Board panel to invalidate parts of a patent for an anti-theft system for mobile devices, saying on Tuesday the mechanisms described in the patent were "well-known and obvious" at the time it was filed.

A patent held by Ryujin Fujinomaki for a system to disable a mobile device and sound an alarm if it travels a certain distance from its owner was granted roughly three years after a similar security system to prevent theft of cordless phone receivers for wired telephone service was described...

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