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Apple, Others Get Claims In LTE Patent Nixed At PTAB

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday held several claims in an Evolved Wireless LLC patent related to LTE wireless technology were invalid, finding the evidence “overwhelmingly” supported a challenge brought by Apple Inc. and other smartphone makers.

The PTAB found the group of companies that challenged the patent, including Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., ZTE (USA) Inc., HTC Corp. and Microsoft Corp., had shown in inter partes reviews that the disputed claims were either anticipated or would have been obvious.

“The evidence overwhelmingly supports the...
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