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Foursquare Tech Patent Challenge Goes On Despite Attempt to Undo

May 20, 2020, 7:23 PM

Foursquare Labs Inc.'s challenge of a patent at a validity trial will proceed after a patent office tribunal refused to reconsider its earlier decision to grant it.

Tossing the planned trial isn’t warranted because patent owner Mimzi LLC failed to show the Patent Trial and Appeal Board “misapprehended or overlooked any matter” or abused its discretion, the PTAB said in a decision entered Tuesday.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tribunal’s determination comes after Mimzi tried to get the trial tossed after the PTAB initially granted it In January.

Mimzi’s patent describes using a phone to record features like calls...

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