Apple Gets Green Light in Validity Challenges to Mobile Patent

Apple Inc. will have a chance to convince the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that a mobile network patent was too obvious to get intellectual property protection, the tribunal determined in granting two validity trials.

Apple is trying to knock out mobile software company Seven Networks’ 10,110,534 patent by arguing that its claims are obvious in light of prior inventions. The patent involves mobile network connection architecture.

Seven Networks earlier sued Apple in a Texas federal court, alleging that Apple infringed its patent with its servers, such as ones that support Apple’s Find My iPhone and Find My Friends features….



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