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Apple Patent Wins Sent Back to PTAB by Fed. Cir. Under Arthrex

May 21, 2020, 5:29 PM

Apple Inc. victories in two proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board were vacated and remanded by the Federal Circuit in a Thursday nonprecedential opinion after the owner of the challenged patent argued the PTAB judges were unconstitutionally appointed.

Personalized Media Communications LLC will get a new chance to save parts of U.S. Patent No. 8,559,635, covering a system for targeting broadcast communications to specific users, following the Federal Circuit’s decision in Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew Inc.

The Federal Circuit in Arthrex vacated and remanded a PTAB decision after finding that PTAB judges had too much power...

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