Network-1 claims Federal Circuit patent ruling

IP licensing company Network-1 Technologies said the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO in favor of Network-1 relating to a covered business method review (CBM) challenge made by Google and YouTube to the patentability of one of the patents of Network-1’s Cox patent portfolio.

“In April 2015, Google and YouTube petitioned the USPTO in the CBM to cancel as unpatentable the claims of the patent which is one of 22 issued patents of Network-1’s Cox Patent Portfolio,” said Network-1.

“In the Final Written Decision, the PTAB ruled that Google had failed to show that any of the 34 claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,904,464 were unpatentable.

“In its opinion, today, the Federal Circuit concluded that ‘the Board did not err in determining that Google did not meet its burden of proving that the claims of the ‘464 Patent are unpatentable’.”

Network-1 CEO Corey Horowitz said: “We are extremely pleased with the decision of the Federal Circuit.

“We have worked very hard with Professor Ingemar Cox to develop and protect the value of his inventions and we will continue to do so.”