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.

To read the full story on WestlawNext Practitioner Insights, click here:

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below