PTAB Victory Against Qualcomm Inc. on Behalf of Bandspeed, Inc. Relating to Patents on Management and Use of Communications Channels in Wireless Networks09/18/2017
DiNovo Price is pleased to announce a victory on behalf of our client Bandspeed, Inc. On August 5, 2017, August 23, 2017, and September 7, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued final written decisions on five petitions for inter partes review filed by Qualcomm Inc. against Bandspeed, Inc.’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,477,624 (“’624 Patent”), 8,542,643 (“’643 Patent”) and 8,873,500 (“’500 Patent”), relating to selecting and using communications channels based on performance in systems that use frequency hopping protocols in wireless networks such as Bluetooth®.
With respect to the ‘500 Patent, the PTAB found that Qualcomm “has not demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that claims 13 and 28 are unpatentable.” With respect to the ‘624 Patent, the PTAB found that claims 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, and 27 “are not held unpatenable.” The PTAB also found that claims 5, 10 and 15 of the ‘643 Patent “are not held unpatentable.”
The cases are Qualcomm Inc. v. Bandspeed, case numbers IPR2015-00314, -00315, -00316, IPR2015-00531, and IPR2016-00620, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
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