PTAB Upholds Patent On 'Revolutionary' Lidar Technology

Law360 (May 24, 2019, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has upheld the validity of a patent covering a sensor system that is at the center of a legal fight between two Silicon Valley rivals, saying Thursday the invention was a "significant leap" forward in technology for self-driving vehicles.

Ruling in a pair of inter partes reviews, the PTAB found Quanergy Systems Inc. had not shown that Velodyne Lidar Inc.'s patent was invalid as obvious. The board pointed to sales of Velodyne's light detection and ranging, or Lidar, sensors and the praise experts have heaped onto its invention, among other things.

"We find that Velodyne's...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

PTAB Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms


Government Agencies


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!