Fed. Circ. Affirms British Standards Nix Telecom Patent

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit has affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision invalidating key claims of a patent for a telecommunications system owned by C-Cation Technologies, agreeing with its competitors’ reasoning that the patent is obvious in light of technical standards published by the British government.

The appeals court issued a two-page affirmation of the decision on Friday without going into further detail. The ruling leaves intact the PTAB’s final written decision, issued in July 2016, that found three claims in the patent were obvious....
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