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Hulu Gets Patent Validity Trial After Precedent Panel Review

Oct. 7, 2020, 8:16 PM

Hulu LLC will get a shot at proving part of a rival’s data analysis system patent is invalid, a patent office tribunal said, marking the latest turn in a fight that went all the way up to the agency’s leadership.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted an inter partes review of Sound View Innovations LLC’s 5,806,062 patent in a Tuesday decision. The Patent and Trademark Office tribunal previously declined Hulu’s trial request.

The tribunal gave it another look after the agency’s Precedential Opinion Panel waded into the dispute. The panel decided that Hulu, “based on the totality of the ...