The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) today denied a petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR) filed by CommScope Technologies LLC, which challenged the validity of CCI Antenna’s U.S. Patent titled “Asymmetrical Beams for Spectrum Efficiency,” and is one of several CCI Antenna’s patents relating to improving sector capacity and throughput in wireless networks.
More specifically, the technology covered by the patent enables wireless operators to re-use their valuable spectrum and significantly increase capacity in dense LTE environments. After reviewing CommScope’s arguments, including all of the alleged prior art and expert testimony CommScope submitted, the PTAB denied the petition in its entirety. The PTAB specifically found that CommScope failed to demonstrate any reasonable likelihood that it would prevail in establishing the unpatentability of claims of the patent.
“This is a major victory for CCI in this on-going dispute with CommScope and other competitors who have systematically disregarded and infringed on our antenna patents worldwide. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has reviewed our Asymmetrical Beam patent and confirmed its validity,” explains Allen Cohen, Chief Operating Officer of CCI in a statement. “We recognize the value of our intellectual property and intend to vigorously enforce our patents worldwide.”
CCI Antenna’s portfolio of bi-sector array antennas are designed using the asymmetry concepts and techniques in the patent and are recognized worldwide as the de facto standard for “twin-beam” or “dual-beam” antennas.