Pentair Wants Fed. Circ. Rehearing In Pool Pump IP Row

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Pentair Water Pool and Spa Inc. is asking the full Federal Circuit to take another look at a decision reversing its win at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board over a pool pump patent, saying the court "expanded the anticipation doctrine to an extent that outruns the court's precedent."

In a petition for rehearing filed Monday, Pentair urged the full appeals court to revisit a panel decision last month that overturned the PTAB's ruling that rival Hayward Industries Inc. failed to show that a prior patent application known as Discenzo anticipated certain claims of Pentair's patent for "optimiz[ing] energy consumption."...

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