December 23, 2019 / 12:08 PM / a month ago

PTAB revives Hulu patent challenge in rare precedential decision

Leader of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a ruling on Friday on what qualifies as “prior art” — evidence that an invention is already known — in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

The PTAB’s Precedential Opinion Panel said subscription video service Hulu LLC can try to prove claims in a Sound View Innovations LLC data processing patent were obvious due to information in a textbook.

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