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Erise IP Scores IPR Win on Behalf of FanDuel


On October 4, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of Erise IP and its client FanDuel, writing that a number of claims of a video system “would have been obvious and, thus, are unpatentable.”

Law360 reported that FanDuel – represented by partners Eric Buresh and Megan Redmond, and technical advisor Callie Pendergrass – and other petitioners argued “the combination of Walker and Kelly disclosed most claims in the ‘818 patent.”

“The ‘818 patent covers an interactive video game system that comprises a central processing unit, or CPU, connected to a video screen and wireless game controllers to play the game,” Law360 writes.

FanDuel was sued in April 2016 by CG Technologies, which had accused the companies of infringing several patents, including the ‘818 patent. The companies had then requested inter partes review of the patent, and the PTAB agreed to institute review, finding they had shown a ‘reasonable likelihood’ they could prevail on at least one of the claims.

While the ‘818 patent has been resolved, the case is still ongoing with a number of additional patents still involved.

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