Judge Invalidates Bra Patent, Citing KSR

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has invalidated a patent for a nipple-obscuring prosthesis, effectively ending a lawsuit that accused bra maker Bragel International Inc. and stores including The Gap Inc., Victoria's Secret Stores LLC and Nordstrom Inc. of patent infringement.

In an order that invalidated inventor Randi Black's patented “NuBra” based on prior art and the obviousness of the design, Judge John D. Love of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted summary judgment for invalidity to the defendants and denied as moot a...
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