Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB Ax Of Seismic Data Collection Patents

By Britain Eakin (July 30, 2021, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit has affirmed two decisions by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that the vast majority of claims in two Magseis FF LLC patents on an ocean bottom seismometer are invalid as obvious, upholding a win for challenger Seabed Geosolutions US Inc.

In a nonprecedential ruling handed down Thursday, a three-judge panel said the board's November 2019 decisions invalidating all but one challenged claim in U.S. Patent Nos. 8,228,761 and 8,879,362 were supported by substantial evidence. The decision by the appeals court gives a boost to Seabed in its bid to fend off an infringement suit that was originally...

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