Federal Circuit Partly Reverses, Partly Affirms Patent Obviousness Ruling

(May 18, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A final written decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB, or board) was only partly correct, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 18, reversing a determination by the PTAB that two claims of a motor mounting patent would have been obvious (Black & Decker Inc. v. Positec USA Inc., et al., Nos. 15-1646, -1647, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-160606-007Z.)

The panel of Circuit Judges Alan D. Lourie, Raymond T. Chen and Kimberly A. Moore affirmed the PTAB’s...
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