PTAB Nixes Symantec Computer Back-Up Patent In AIA Review

By Vin Gurrieri (March 23, 2015, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Friday ruled that Veeam Software Corp. has shown in an America Invents Act inter partes review that a Symantec Corp. patent covering computer back-up technology is invalid as obvious in light of prior art.

In a final written decision, the PTAB held that Veeam sufficiently proved that Symantec's U.S. Patent Number 7,480,822 would have been obvious over several pieces of prior art.

"We determine that petitioner has shown by a preponderance of the evidence that claims 1, 2, 6, 7, and 12-15 of the ʼ822 patent are unpatentable," the PTAB said.

The '822 patent...

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