BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) has submitted a petition to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office requesting an inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 9,312,947 ("the '947 patent") granted to SmartSky Networks, LLC.
An inter partes review re-examines the claims in a patent to determine whether or not they are valid.
"We strongly believe that the '947 patent granted to SmartSky is not valid," said Sergio Aguirre, president Gogo Business Aviation. "We have submitted evidence of published materials clearly showing that well before SmartSky asserts to have invented the concepts in the '947 patent, others had conceived of the claimed subject matter. Further, we believe there are many of SmartSky's patents that are not valid. This is only one of many patents we could have challenged in a patent review."
Gogo is the inflight internet company. We are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the internet, and develop software and platforms that enable customizable solutions for and by our aviation partners. Once connected, we provide industry leading reliability around the world. Our mission is to help aviation go farther by making planes fly smarter, so our aviation partners perform better and their passengers travel happier.
Gogo's products and services are installed on thousands of aircraft operated by the leading global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators. Gogo is headquartered in Chicago with additional facilities in Broomfield, Colo., and locations across the globe. Connect with us at gogoair.com or business.gogoair.com.
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