Co. Hopes Briefs Can Save Photo Patent Google Nixed In PTAB

Law360, Washington (December 5, 2017, 9:57 PM EST) -- Google defended its Patent Trial and Appeal Board victory over Summit 6 in Federal Circuit oral arguments Tuesday, but the smaller tech company will rely on briefs to argue the PTAB erred in voiding the patent of a commercially successful photo uploading system companies such as eBay paid millions to use.

With Summit’s cost-based decision to skip oral arguments, the panel briefly questioning counsel for Google for about 15 minutes meaning the appeal will almost entirely hinge on brief filings. There, Google said the the patent...
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