July 11, 2019 / 10:02 PM / 4 months ago

Two Ford design patents for F-150 pickup upheld by Fed Circuit

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the validity of two Ford Motor Company patents on designs for its popular F-150 pickup truck, dealing a blow to makers of aftermarket replacement parts.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the Automotive Body Parts Association, a nonprofit corporation, seeking the invalidation of Ford patents for the hood and headlight designs of its F-150.

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