High Court Won't Review Patent Win For Nike And Adidas

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 8:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a decision clearing Nike and Adidas of infringing patents on athletic shoe soles, turning aside the patentee's argument that the Federal Circuit is split on how to interpret patent claims and that the justices should step in.

The high court denied a certiorari petition filed by Akeva LLC challenging a July ruling by the Federal Circuit that found the sportswear giants don't infringe one patent and that four others are invalid.

Akeva told the justices that for years, the Federal Circuit has used two different sets of principles when interpreting the claims...

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