In 1st AIA Reversal, Fed. Circ. Finds Patent Wrongly Axed

Law360, New York (June 16, 2015, 7:56 PM EDT) -- For the first time ever, the Federal Circuit on Tuesday reversed a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an America Invents Act review, finding that the board used an "unreasonably broad" claim construction when it invalidated many claims of a data access patent challenged by Microsoft Corp.

The PTAB found in an inter partes review decision last year that 11 claims of Proxyconn Inc.'s patent on a method for improved data access, such as speeding up Internet downloads, were invalid as anticipated or obvious. The Federal Circuit found that the board used an incorrect claim construction for eight...

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