PTAB Declines Facebook’s Appeal to Review Patents Related to Messaging
shot by IP News Shots / 10:36 am on 12 May, 2021
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued decisions declining petitions for inter partes reviews by Facebook Inc. against patents owned by Voxer IP LLC. Facebook had challenged three messaging patents at the board claiming them to be invalid. Notably, Facebook and Instagram Inc. are accused of infringing on the patents challenged by them with a lawsuit filed at the US District Court for the Western District of Texas.
PTAB Accepts Apple’s Challenge to a Database Patent
shot by IP News Shots / 7:43 pm on 10 May, 2021
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has decided to review a database patent on challenge by Apple Inc. The challenger argues that numerous claims of the patent belonging to Sentius International LLP are invalid on the basis of obviousness due to prior art. Interestingly, Apple has been accused on infringement of the same patent with their ‘red squiggly’ line spellcheck feature.
Aerial Mapping Companies at Loggerheads Over Patent Infringement
shot by IP News Shots / 6:43 pm on 06 May, 2021
Aerial mapping service providers EagleView Technologies, Inc. and Nearmap Limited are embroiled in a patent battle, wherein the former has accused the latter of infringing on their patents. EagleView has filed a patent infringement case with the US District Court for the District of Utah asserting infringement of eight of their aerial roof report patents by Nearmap.
A spinoff of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Seattle SpinCo Inc., its parent organization Micro Focus (US) Inc. along with three subsidiaries have been able to dodge an increase in a damages verdict of $172.6 million. The jury verdict was pronounced on finding the defendants infringing on mobile app design patents. However, the judge at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas refused to triple the damages. The judge asserted that the damages did not need to be increased for ‘bad litigation behaviour’.
NEC Purchases BlackBerry Patents Before Portfolio Sale
shot by IP News Shots / 5:23 pm on 23 April, 2021
NEC Corporation has purchased patents from BlackBerry Limited relating to mobile device security and speech-to-text conversion. The sale precedes a major transaction that BlackBerry is negotiating, for the sale of 38,000 assets to a North American buyer.
The creator of the database concept COVID Safe List, Keith Marz has warned that providing passports for COVID negative results or proof of vaccination could potentially be infringing on his patent-pending concept. Marz has asserted that they have already sent out numerous letters warning of potential intellectual property infringement.
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