Bloomberg Law
May 21, 2020, 5:29 PM

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

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

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in two proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board were vacated and remanded by the Federal Circuit in a Thursday nonprecedential opinion after the owner of the challenged patent argued the PTAB judges were unconstitutionally appointed.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