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PTAB to review Seven Networks patent challenged by Apple

Despite a Nov. 2 district court trial date, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has agreed to review a Seven Networks network security patent challenged by Apple, in part because the parallel case was paused for 30 days in light of a potential settlement, reports Law360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

Apple was sued by Seven Networks in April 2019 for alleged patent infringement. The lawsuit was filed in the lawsuit-friendly Eastern District Court of Texas. Seven’s suit asserts multiple Apple technologies are in violation of owned intellectual property. From Apple’s Push Notification Service to automatic App Store downloads, background refresh and iPhone’s “Low Battery” warning, the legal action covers a suite of iOS and macOS features, as well as the devices that run those operating systems. The plaintiff wants a jury trial in the matter.

Seven Networks is a Texas-based company with about 265 employees. It develops “develops innovative software solutions that deliver device-centric mobile traffic management and analytics for wireless carriers.”

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.