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Fed. Circ. Upholds PTAB's Save Of Transocean Patents

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that rejected challenges to three Transocean patents covering offshore drilling technology, an invention the PTAB said “moved the industry.”

Just days after hearing arguments, the appeals court affirmed, without explanation, the PTAB’s 2017 decision that Seadrill Americas Inc. failed to show parts of three Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. patents were invalid.

The patents cover an apparatus that saves time by allowing two drilling operations to take place simultaneously on one derrick....
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