PTAB Mostly Hands Win To Apple, Samsung Over Camera IP

By Tiffany Hu (January 6, 2021, 4:41 PM EST) -- Apple and Samsung have scored a victory in a patent fight against a pair of Chinese inventors after the Patent Trial and Appeal Board struck down most of the inventors' patent covering dual camera technology.

In a final written decision issued Tuesday, the PTAB found that four of five claims in Yanbin Yu and Zhongxuan Zhang's multi-sensor, multi-lens digital camera patent were invalid for being obvious over a combination of previous inventions.

Specifically, the board found that a 1998 European patent application known as Weldy, which taught a way to produce a digital image, along with other earlier prior art references...

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