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In Final Decision, Patent Board Partly Sides With Justice Department

(November 14, 2017, 12:34 PM EST) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A challenge by the U.S. States Department of Justice to various claims of a security alarm system patent was partly successful Nov. 10, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board agreed that 18 claims are unpatentable as anticipated (U.S. Department of Justice v. Discovery Patents LLC, No. IPR2016-01041, PTAB).

(Decision available.  Document #16-171120-011Z.)

The board turned away the petitioner’s assertion of anticipation with regard to two other claims of respondent Discovery Patents LLC’s U.S. patent No. 7,323,980, however. 

Purported Improvement

The disputed technology...
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