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PTAB Won't Review Blackbird Data Storage Patent

Law360, New York (December 1, 2017, 8:53 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Friday it would not review a patent that Blackbird Technologies has accused Netflix Inc. and Starz Entertainment LLC of infringing, finding a defensive patent group hadn’t shown various claims were likely invalid.

The board denied Unified Patent Inc.’s request for inter partes review of the patent, which relates to data storage technology. Unified, which challenged the patent in June, argued that a number of claims would have been obvious based on earlier inventions.

“Petitioner has not demonstrated a reasonable...
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