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Hulu Convinces Tribunal to Knock Down Two More Streaming Patents

May 18, 2022, 3:47 PM

Hulu convinced an administrative patent tribunal to cut claims from the final two patents underpinning a separate lawsuit against the streaming giant, setting the stage for the Disney- and NBCUniversal-owned platform to shake off SITO Mobile’s infringement claims.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled Tuesday that all of the challenged claims in SITO Mobile R&D IP LLC’s US Patent Nos. 10,009,637 and 10,171,846—both dealing with routing of media—are unpatentable because they cover obvious innovations.

SITO, a New Jersey-based consumer behavior and location sciences company, sued Hulu in a Texas federal district court in June 2020, accusing the company ...