Fed. Circ. Revives Rowing Machine Patent Application Claims

Law360, Los Angeles (January 13, 2014, 4:00 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday reinstated claims in a patent application for a rowing exercise machine, ruling that an already patented chest exercise machine's capability for being used in a similar manner wasn't sufficient evidence of obviousness due to prior art.

Reversing a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appeals board decision that affirmed an examiner's rejection of 25 claims in the application, the Federal Circuit said the board neglected to consider whether the chest press machine was actually designed to perform the same function as the...
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