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National Products Patents Escape Challenges by Rival GPS Lockbox

Oct. 22, 2021, 8:26 PM

Phone and tablet mount maker GPS Lockbox was unable to convince an administrative tribunal to review patents that National Products Inc. has sued over.

GPS Lockbox asked the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to review three NPI patents covering a docking sleeve. The requests came after NPI filed an infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The PTAB denied all three requests, with the last decision Thursday. There, GPS Lockbox argued various claims in U.S. Patent No. 10,630,334 were invalid because they were anticipated or would have been obvious.

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