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Fed. Circ. Gives Microsoft, IBM New Shot To Ax Web Patents

Law360, New York (December 1, 2017, 9:26 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday gave Microsoft and IBM a renewed opportunity to seek to invalidate two Parallel Networks webpage-management patents, finding that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board wrongly concluded the tech giants failed to show the patents are invalid.

The appeals court, which heard oral arguments in the case less than a month ago, found that the PTAB’s final written decisions in inter partes reviews did not address one the petitioners’ arguments that the patents are invalid as anticipated, writing that “we agree with Microsoft...
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