Apple Patent Board Win Upheld Over Judge Appointments Argument

May 20, 2021, 6:00 PM

Apple Inc.‘s successful agency challenge to a camera patent will stand after the Federal Circuit rejected the owner’s argument that the case should be reheard.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated parts of Corephotonics Ltd.'s patent on a multi-aperture imaging system that fuses wide-angle and telephoto images.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the board’s ruling in a nonprecedential opinion, rejecting Corephotonics’ argument that the board issued its decision in violation of the appointments clause.

The court has already held that cases decided after its decision in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, ...

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