Facebook scores key victory by nixing online messaging patent

In May 2015, Cooley convinced a panel of judges at the PTAB to cancel claims of an online messaging patent asserted against Facebook by plaintiff EveryMD. A three-judge panel ruled that the challenged claims of the patent are invalid and also threw out EveryMD's proposed new claims finding that the plaintiff failed to prove the validity of those claims in light of prior art. In March 2016, the Federal Circuit upheld the PTAB's decision in its entirety.

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