Patent Board Won’t Review Sony Patent, Rejects Invalidity Allegation

(October 11, 2016, 2:35 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Allegations by several petitioners that a bi-directional communications system patent owned by Sony Corp. is invalid pursuant to 35 U.S. Code Section 103 were turned away Oct. 7 by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (ARRIS International PLC, et al. v. Sony Corporation, No. IPR2016-00828, PTAB).

(Decision available.  Document #16-161017-011Z.)

According to the board, contrary to the position advanced by ARRIS International PLC, Pace Ltd., Pace Americas LLC, Pace America Holdings Inc. and Pace Americas Investments LLC (petitioners, collectively), two pieces of prior...
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