Post-Grant Review Of Bicycle Drivetrain Patent Sought In New Petition

(September 27, 2016, 1:09 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In a Sept. 24 petition for post-grant review (PGR) filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a company specializing in shock absorbers for mountain bikes takes aim at a patent that discloses a solitary chainring of a front crankset of a bicycle drivetrain (FOX Factory Inc. v. SRAM LLC, No. PGR2016-00043, PTAB).

(Petition available. Document #16-161003-016C.)

According to FOX Factory Inc., although respondent SRAM LLC’s U.S. patent No. 9.291,250 — which shares a specification and drawings with U.S. patent No. 9,182,027 —...
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