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Law Of Nature Kills Patent In Car Noise Case, Judge Says

Law360 (March 1, 2018, 10:04 PM EST) -- A Delaware federal judge has killed an American Axle patent that covers a system of reducing vibration noise from the power components and drivelines in cars, ending an infringement suit the company asserted against Neapco Holdings after finding it claims nothing more than a patent-ineligible law of nature.

U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark on Tuesday determined that claims of the patent American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. asserted against automotive Neapco Holdings LLC are directed to laws of nature and are therefore unpatentable under the U.S. Supreme...
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