Substantial evidence supported a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision finding the challenged claims were obvious.

A PTAB decision finding that Sony Interactive Entertainment had shown that a Bot M8’s patent directed to a video game authentication system was obvious over prior art has been affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held. Any error in the Board’s claim construction was harmless and substantial evidence, including the claim language and expert testimony, supported the Board’s findings of motivation to combine (Bot M8 LLC v. Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, May 9, 2023, Prost, S.)

Case date: 09 May 2023
Case number: No. 22-1291
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit,

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