PTAB Denies Institution of Matterport’s Four IPR Petitions Against Surefield’s Patents on 3D Image-Based Rendering11/19/2021
DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Appliance Computing III, Inc., d/b/a Surefield. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of four petitions for inter partes review filed by Matterport, Inc. against patents on 3D image-based rendering for real estate held by Surefield. The PTAB found that Matterport failed to establish “a reasonable likelihood of prevailing in demonstrating the unpatentability of any challenged claim” of Surefield’s U.S. Patent Nos. 9,836,885; 10,102,673; 10,510,111; and 10,592,973.
In four separate decisions, the Board found that Matterport did not show that its own patent applications combined with other references would likely render the claims of the Surefield patents obvious. Specifically, the PTAB determined that Matterport failed (1) to explain sufficiently how the Matterport patent applications would be combined with the other references and (2) to provide sufficient “articulated reasoning with rational underpinning as to why one of ordinary skill in the art would have combined the teachings” of Matterport patent applications with the other the references.
The Surefield patents cover “three dimensional (3D) image-based rendering (IBR) for real estate” and the “creation and rendering of three dimensional geometry combined with real world scenes,” according to the decisions.
The cases are Matterport, Inc. v. Appliance Computing III, Inc., case numbers IPR2021-00936, IPR2021-00937, IPR2021-00938, and IPR2021-00939, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.