PTAB Reaches ‘Unusual’ Decision On Parking Meter Patent

Law360, New York (March 28, 2017, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday upheld several claims in an IPS Group Inc. patent covering an electronic parking meter, though the board, in a decision it acknowledged was “unusual,” invalidated a couple of the patent’s other claims.

The PTAB’s final decision in inter partes review held that IPS Group rival Duncan Parking Technologies Inc. had shown that two of the patent’s claims were anticipated in view of an earlier IPS Group patent. The board said seven other claims had not been shown to...
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