U.S. Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit
On November 9, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated and remanded an inter partes review (IPR) decision from the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for Pro Stage Gear”™s patent for guitar effects pedals. The PTAB had rejected obviousness challenges by Donner on the ground that Donner did not prove that a prior art reference is analogous art.
On December 9, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) heard oral argument in a pharmaceutical patent case, Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, Aventisub LLC.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit”™s decision in American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC, invalidated claims for a patent directed to a driveshaft. This case is of interest, because the court used the Alice/Mayo analysis to invalidate a mechanical patent.
On July 16, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment against Akeva's footwear patents where the district court (1) construed the claim term “rear sole secured” to exclude conventional fixed rear soles (the accused products) and (2) concluded that Akeva's Continuation Patents are not entitled to claim priority to an earlier patent.