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Recently, the Federal Circuit breathed life, again, into U.S. Patent No. 7,802,310 (the ’310 patent), which is the subject of one of the longest running inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. In Pers. Web Techs., LLC v. Apple. Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (Fed. Cir. 2019) (“Personal Web II”), the Court reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)’s finding in IPR 2013-00596 that claims 24, 32, 81, 82 and 86 are invalid as obvious. The Court held that one of the PTAB’s key underlying findings of fact was not supported by substantial evidence.

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