Fed. Circ. Finds Patent For No-Pinch Conveyor Belt Obvious
The three-judge appeals panel sided with belt maker Rexnord Industries LLC and ruled that rival Habasit Belting Inc.'s patent for a safer conveyer belt, U.S. Patent No. 6,523,680, was rendered obvious by a combination of pre-existing designs.
The decision will put to rest a nearly decade-long fight between the two manufacturing firms over the no-pinch conveyer belts....
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