Patent Board Grants Review Of Children’s Play Yard Clip Patent

(October 19, 2016, 10:06 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Deeming a petitioner likely to succeed on its claim that two claims of a patented clip used in connection with children’s play yards are invalid as anticipated, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Oct. 17 granted inter partes review (IPR) (Graco Children’s Products Inc. v. Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., No. IPR2016-00911, PTAB).

(Decision available.  Document #16-161107-004Z.)

The board turned away assertions by Graco Children’s Products Inc. that 13 other claims of Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.’s U.S. patent No. 7,458,114 are invalid as obvious, however. ...
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