August 12, 2019 / 9:38 PM / 10 days ago

Fed Circuit says PTAB too quick to chop down MTD lawn mower patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office erred in cancelling a patent on lawn mower technology owned by outdoor power equipment maker MTD Products Inc, a federal appeals court said on Monday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a determination by the PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board that a MTD patent challenged by rival the Toro Company was invalid on obviousness grounds.

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