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CPAP Humidifier Patent Is Obvious, Board Concludes

Mealey's (March 13, 2018, 8:57 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In a final written decision issued March 9, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board agreed with a petitioner that five claims relating to a humidifier chamber for a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine do not pass muster under Section 103 of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. § 103 (Resmed Ltd. v. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd., No. IPR2016-01719, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-180319-055Z.)

At issue in the dispute are claims 1-3, 6 and 13 of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd. (FPH)’s U.S....
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