Canon Successfully Challenges IV’s Patent
On August 19, 2015, Fitzpatrick succeeded in obtaining a Final Written Decision of invalidity in an inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 7,817,914 owned by Intellectual Ventures II LLC on behalf of its client Canon Inc. The challenged patent relates to automatic image capture in a digital camera and had been asserted by Intellectual Ventures against Canon in a co-pending federal district court litigation, in which Fitzpatrick is also representing Canon. The PTAB found that Canon had shown by a preponderance of the evidence that all of the claims of the ’914 patent are unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102(b) or 103(a) as being anticipated or obvious.
The Fitzpatrick attorneys representing Canon are Justin J. Oliver and Stephen K. Yam.