Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) has petitioned the US Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of SmartSky Networks US Patent No. 9,312,947, the company said.
Gogo has requested an inter partes review to re-examine the claims in a patent to determine whether or not they are valid.
Gogo said it believes that the ´947 patent granted to SmartSky is not valid. Gogo said it has 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. The company believes there are many of SmartSky´s patents that are not valid.
Gogo is the inflight internet company, a provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation.