This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The opinion affirms the Board’s decision that patent claims are not patentable but instead obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103. The court also issued a Rule 36 judgment. Here is the introduction to the opinion and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.
Apple Inc. v. MPH Technologies Oy (Nonprecedential)
Apple Inc. (“Apple”) appeals from the final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) holding that Apple failed to demonstrate that claims 1–16 of U.S. Patent 8,037,302 (the “’302 patent”) were unpatentable. See Apple Inc. v. MPH Technologies Oy, No. IPR2019- 00821, 2020 WL 5900607 (P.T.A.B. Oct. 5, 2020) (“Decision”). For the reasons provided below, we affirm.