Fed. Circ. Mulls Whether Apple’s IP Fight With Voip-Pal Is Moot
Law360 (July 8, 2020, 10:26 PM EDT) — A Federal Circuit panel on Wednesday considered whether Apple’s appeal of Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions upholding two Voip-Pal.com call routing patents is rendered moot by a March decision in a related matter that affirmed the invalidation of 20 claims of the two patents as abstract.
Apple attorney Mark A. Perry of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP argued that the Federal Circuit’s March decision resolved the controversy at the heart of its appeal, so the court has no authority to weigh in. But the panel seemed unsure how to proceed in waters it suggested are unchartered.
“This is such an…