Patent Board Turns Away Fitbit Petition For Inter Partes Review

(August 5, 2016, 1:35 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Allegations of invalidity by FitBit Inc. with regard to a patented system for collecting health, wellness and fitness data with a sensor device were rejected Aug. 4 by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (FitBit Inc. v. BodyMedia Inc., IPR IPR2016-00543, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160815-011Z.)

According to the board, contrary to the petition for inter partes review (IPR) by FitBit, U.S. patent No. 8,961,413 is not likely invalid under 35 U.S. Code Sections 102 and 103(a) in light of a prior art...
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