PTAB Cancels Video Downloading Patent Asserted Against Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, and Vimeo

  • October 14, 2016

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has cancelled an on-demand video downloading patent (7,269,854) asserted against Hulu (4:15-cv-00596), Netflix (4:15-cv-00597), Spotify (4:15-cv-00593), and IAC (Vimeo) (4:15-cv-00592) by iMTX Strategic, LLC (iMTX). In an October 11 final decision issued in a covered business method (CBM) review filed by those four defendants in June 2015 (CBM2015-00147), the PTAB ruled that all 23 claims from the ‘854 patent are invalid as obvious over various combinations of prior art: a former DEC patent now held by HP (5,671,225) and a 1996 article describing a secure web media player, asserted as a pair in each invalidity ground along with each of three other references in turn.


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