Federal Circuit: Patent Board Erroneously Construed Patent Term

(April 7, 2016, 2:16 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A final written decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated, on anticipation grounds, seven claims of a removable electrical device brush holder patent was reversed April 6 by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Cutsforth Inc. v. MotivePower Inc., No. 15-1314, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6262.).

(Decision available. Document #16-160418-006Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost, Raymond C. Clevenger and Kimberly A. Moore, the board’s inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. patent No....
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