Memorabilia Sports Card Patents Obvious: Fed Circ.

Law360, New York (March 2, 2010, 6:30 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a ruling of invalidity for obviousness on a patent attaching authentic memorabilia to baseball cards, saying anyone with skill in the area could have thought of the idea based on similar cards in the entertainment industry.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit voted 2-1 on Monday to affirm summary judgment that Media Technologies Licensing LLC's patents were obvious based on memorabilia cards featuring Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles and James Dean, letting baseball card...
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