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Apple, LG, Google Mostly Beat Patent for Recording Hand Gestures

Nov. 29, 2022, 7:16 PM

Apple Inc., LG Electronics, and Google LLC dealt a blow to a patent asserted in lawsuits against them and several other tech companies, convincing an administrative board to nix most of the patent’s claims—and to reject an argument that the board had no jurisdiction.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday knocked out 27 of 30 challenged claims in Gesture Technology Partners LLC’s US Patent No. 8,553,079, which describes an invention that allows users to use hand gestures to communicate with computers with the help of a camera and light source. The PTAB found the claims ...