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Patent Office Director Review Backs Refusal to Hear RF Tag Case

Sept. 8, 2022, 7:49 PM

The US Patent and Trademark Office head sided with an administrative tribunal’s decision not to hear a case regarding a patent for a radio frequency identification tag on Thursday.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Aug. 25 upheld its decision declining to consider a case brought by NXP USA Inc., a global semiconductor maker, against a radio-frequency identification device and software manufacturer Impinj over US Patent No. 10,776,198. It covers a radio frequency identification tag that stores an identifier and a check code.

PTO Director Kathi Vidal, exercised her discretion under director review to affirm the board’s decision ...