Today, the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. The opinion addresses an appeal from a Patent Trial and Appeal Board holding that claims are anticipated and obvious in light of the prior art. Here is the introduction to the opinion.
Dali Wireless Inc. v. Commscope Technologies LLC (Nonprecedential)
Dali Wireless Inc. (“Dali”) appeals from a Final Written Decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) holding that claims 6–8, 11–13, and 18–21 of Dali’s U.S. Patent Number 9,531,473 (“’473 patent”) are anticipated and obvious over prior art reference Wu, and claims 9, 10, 14–17 of the same patent are obvious over a combination of Wu and Sabat. See CommScope Techs. LLC v. Dali Wireless Inc., IPR No. 2018-00571 (P.T.A.B. Aug. 12, 2019) (“Board Opinion”). We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1295(a)(4)(A) and 35 U.S.C. §§ 141(c) and 319.
Because substantial evidence supports the Board’s determinations of anticipation and obviousness of claims 6–8, 11–13, and 18–21 over Wu, and because substantial evidence supports the Board’s determination of obviousness of claims 9, 10, 14–17 over the combination of Wu and Sabat, we affirm.