Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB Ruling Upholding Website Patent

By Matthew Bultman (February 13, 2017, 8:23 PM EST) -- OpinionLab Inc. won a round in its fight with rival Qualtrics LLC over website analytics patents Monday, when the Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that found claims in one of OpinionLab's patents were not invalid.

Qualtrics had argued the PTAB's 2015 decision that the challenged claims were not obvious ignored certain evidence and testimony that was relevant to its analysis. But the appeals court said the board's conclusion was supported by "substantial evidence."

"We agree with OpinionLab that the board did not err in reaching its conclusion that the challenged claims are not unpatentable as obvious,"...

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