Fed. Circ. Affirms Automakers’ PTAB Wins On Motor Patent

Law360 (March 23, 2020, 8:33 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday backed wins by Honda, Toyota and Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., upholding consolidated decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that the automakers showed several claims in an Intellectual Ventures electric motor patent are invalid.

Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures II LLC had urged the panel to vacate the PTAB decisions, arguing that the board's invalidity decisions rested upon improper claim constructions, but the panel's one-line order summarily affirming the consolidated PTAB decisions did not elaborate on the panel's reasoning.

Oral arguments were held in the cases March 2.

Monday's decision marks the latest setback for...

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