Affinity Labs Loses Audio Link Patent Appeal In Fed. Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (January 9, 2014, 6:09 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit declined Thursday to resurrect an Affinity Labs of Texas LLC patent for a system connecting portable music players to car audio systems, despite its claim that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wrongly combined the teachings of two contemporary inventions.

The court affirmed the PTO's decision in a brief judgment, without an accompanying opinion. Affinity's patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent Number 7,486,926, covers a method of connecting portable media devices to a car audio system that would allow drivers to navigate their personal music libraries via...
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