Uber Technologies Inc. scored a patent win Tuesday when the Federal Circuit invalidated parts of a GPS location-sharing patent, finding the way it transmits a map to users with others’ locations plotted on it was obvious from the prior art.
The company had unsuccessfully made that argument before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. There, Uber challenged the validity of parts of two patents that X One had accused it of infringing. The PTAB found both patents valid, and Uber appealed. The Federal Circuit partially reversed the PTAB’s decision as to one of the patents in March.