Kinglite Loses Final Round In PTAB Software Patent Fight

Law360, New York (January 20, 2017, 5:30 PM EST) -- Claims in two Kinglite Holdings Inc. computer software patents were found invalid Thursday, capping a spate of recent decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board involving more than a dozen patents owned by the Singapore company.

The PTAB said a group of computer hardware companies, led by American Megatrends Inc., had persuasively shown all claims in one Kinglite patent were obvious. Numerous claims in a second patent were also found to be unpatentable.

With the decisions, the PTAB has invalidated all or part of 10 Kinglite-owned patents challenged by American Megatrends and the others in inter partes review. The group...

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