Erise IP shareholders Adam Seitz and Paul Hart scored another win at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board when the panel invalidated claims after Erise “persuasively demonstrated that a skilled artisan would have been motivated to combine elements of several prior art references – earlier patents and printed publications – to arrive at the patent owner’s claimed invention,” Law360 reported.

“Petitioner’s showing that the claims are taught by the asserted art is strong, particularly in comparison to patent owner’s weak showing with respect to the asserted secondary considerations of non-obviousness,” the decision said.