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Philips Sees More Wireless Patent Claims Knocked Out at Tribunal

Sept. 30, 2022, 8:21 PM

Koninklijke Philips N.V. saw an administrative tribunal gut two more patent in its wireless technology portfolio amid district court litigation in which Philips asserted the patents against companies including Quectel Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled Thursday and Friday that all challenged claims in US Patent Nos. 8,134,929 and 10,257,814—which respectively cover “power control in a wireless communication system” and “the allocation of available transmission resources”—are obvious in light of previous publications.

The dispute stems from a 2020 complaint, in which Philips accused Quectel and other companies of refusing to accept fair licensing terms ...