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Patent Board Institutes Review, Grants Petition By Apple

Mealey's (September 29, 2016, 10:01 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A patent that is the subject of a lawsuit pending in Missouri federal court will also be the subject of inter partes review, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled Sept. 26 (Apple Inc. v. Masa LLC, No. IPR2016-00748, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-161003-019Z.)

In granting a petition by Apple Inc., the board agreed that U.S. patent No. 8,519,834 is likely invalid under 35 U.S. Code Sections 102(b) and 103.

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The ‘834 patent, titled “Wrist Wound Vibratin Device” and owned by...
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