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Apple Loses PTAB Bid to Kill Claims in Universal ID Patent (1)

Nov. 6, 2019, 5:39 PM

A mobile payment company has fended off Apple Inc.'s bid to kill claims in an information identification patent involved in an infringement lawsuit against the tech giant.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejected Apple’s argument that claims in Universal Secure Registry LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,856,539 were obvious due to prior inventions and invalid. The patent covers an identification system for providing a person’s financial or other information to authorized users.

The move marks the latest in an ongoing fight between the parties spanning both the PTAB and federal court. Universal Secure Registry had sued Apple for infringing the...

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