November 10, 2016 — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board today has denied a petition filed by Commscope Technologies that challenged the Communication Components Inc.’s asymmetrical beam patent (No. 8,311,582 B2).
“The recent decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is related to open litigation about a small portion of CommScope’s base station antenna business. CommScope is aware of the decision, does not agree with it, and is considering next steps. CommScope remains committed to serving our customers around the globe within the highest ethical standards,” Upendra Pingle, vice president, base station antennas, CommScope, said in a prepare statement.
The ‘582 patent, titled “Asymmetrical Beams for Spectrum Efficiency,” is one of several CCI Antenna’s patents relating to improving sector capacity and throughput in wireless networks, enabling wireless operators to re-use their spectrum to increase capacity in dense LTE environments, according to CCI.
Allen Cohen, chief operating officer of CCI, said, “We recognize the value of our intellectual property and intend to vigorously enforce our patents worldwide.”