Stingray announces IPR of Music Choice patents

Media and music firm Stingray said the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) granted its requests and initiated inter partes review (IPR) proceedings against four patents owned by Music Choice.

Stingray said a ruling on its request for an IPR in respect of a fifth patent is anticipated in November 2017.

Stingray CEO Eric Boyko said: “While we have an abiding appreciation for the patent process in the U.S., we believe that the applicable claims of these patents are invalid for failing to be novel and/or for being obvious.

“We are pleased that the PTAB, by its action to institute the formal review process, agrees that there is reason to doubt the validity of the applicable claims.”