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Mintz Secures Victory for Infobridge as Patent and Trial Appeal Board Finds that Samsung Fails to Prove Unpatentability

A team of Mintz attorneys has successfully defended two separate Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) challenging the validity Infobridge PTE LTD.’s U.S. Patent No. 8,917,772 (“’772 Patent”).

Petitioner Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., contended that claims of the ’772 patent were unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) as anticipated by Working Draft 4 of the High-Efficiency Video Coding standard (“WD4”). After weighing the evidence and argument from both sides, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) determined that “Samsung has not proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that WD4 is a prior art printed publication under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b).” Because Samsung did not prove that WD4 was relevant prior art, PTAB concluded that Samsung failed to prove that any challenged claim is unpatentable. The IPRs are IPR2017-00099 and IPR2017-00100.

This continues a pattern of recent victories on behalf of patent owners for Mintz. The Mintz Intellectual Property practice has prevailed on behalf of patent owner clients in 92percent of the IPRs handled, while the industry average is 35 percent (USPTO IPR statistics as of July 2017).

Infobridge was represented by Intellectual Property Members Kongsik Kim, William A. Meunierand Michael C. Newman.