Samsung Gets PTAB To Ax Sensor Patents On Remand

By Andrew Karpan (September 20, 2021, 9:45 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has sided with Samsung and again held that claims in a pair of motion sensor patents asserted against the smartphone giant in a New Jersey case are invalid as obvious, after the Federal Circuit vacated some of the board's previous invalidity findings and remanded. 

In a pair of rulings handed down Friday from the same three-judge PTAB panel, Samsung succeeded in sinking claims in two patents owned by KEYnetik Inc., a Virginia company that claims to have pioneered a method of screening out accidental inputs from motion sensor devices. KEYnetik hit Samsung with a lawsuit...

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