Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Presidio's Capacitor Patent Claims

Law360 (September 23, 2020, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a pair of Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions invalidating claims in two Presidio Components Inc. patents covering broadband capacitor technology.

The court's 18-page nonprecedential opinion fully affirmed final written decisions that all claims challenged by AVX Corp. were invalid as either obvious or anticipated. Presidio had raised challenges largely relating to claim construction, but found no support from the three-judge panel.

The patents cover a capacitor, which the Federal Circuit described as "a device that stores energy in an electric field when connected to an electrical circuit."

One of Presidio's arguments, involving U.S. Patent...

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