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Space Barge Patent Spat Ends – For Now

By Keith Cowing
September 1, 2015
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Space Barge Patent Spat Ends – For Now

SpaceX wins patent round against Bezos’ Blue Origin, PoliticoPro (subscription)
“The decision to invalidate the patent was issued Thursday at Blue Origin’s request. The company received a mostly unfavorable preliminary ruling in March and informed the review board that it has submitted a new patent application for its product.”
Blue Origin’s rocket-landing patent canceled in victory for SpaceX, Geek Wire
“In an order made public today, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted a motion to cancel the remaining 13 of 15 claims in the Blue Origin rocket-landing patent. Blue Origin itself had made the motion to cancel those claims, effectively acknowledging that its case was lost.”
USPTO Order
SpaceX and Blue Origin Patent Skirmish, earlier post
SpaceX Barge Landing Patent Petition Challenge Denied – and Accepted, earlier post
SpaceX Challenges Patent Filed by Blue Origin, earlier post
Who Invented The Space Barge?, earlier post

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