PTAB Axes Flash Memory Patent Again After Unusual Do-Over

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 4:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday ruled that an Innovative Memory Systems’ flash memory patent is invalid after it withdrew its previous invalidation ruling in an unusual move due to having mistakenly overlooked an email by the company, reaching the same conclusion it had before.

In a final written decision, the board invalidated three claims of Innovative Memory Systems Inc.’s patent as obvious in light of two distinct combinations of prior art references. The patent, which describes analog-to-digital converters, is one of eight...
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