WASHINGTON & MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a major win for MotionPoint, a three-judge panel convened by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday, July 15 that the claims of a TransPerfect patent are unpatentable because they lack the required written description.
The decision that all claims of United States Patent No. 6,857,022 are unpatentable is the most recent in a legal dispute that began in 2009 when TransPerfect/Translations.com sued MotionPoint in an attempt to invalidate several patents issued to MotionPoint by the USPTO. After initiating the suit, TransPerfect/Translations.com purchased United States Patent No. 6,857,022 (“the ’022 patent”) and subsequently asserted it against MotionPoint alleging infringement.
In Wednesday’s ruling, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board determined that "claims 1-28 of the '022 patent are unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 112, first paragraph, for lack of an adequate written description."
“We are pleased with the Patent and Trademark Office’s ruling today,” said MotionPoint CEO Will Fleming. “Through the twists and turns of the legal process, MotionPoint has remained focused on what actually matters to our clients and has continued driving their growth in the markets they are targeting. Today’s ruling, while good news, doesn’t change that.”
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