Affinity Labs Asks Fed. Circ. To Revive Audio Link Patent

Law360, Washington (January 6, 2014, 3:32 PM EST) -- Affinity Labs of Texas LLC urged a Federal Circuit panel Monday to resurrect its patent for a system that connects portable music players to car audio systems, claiming the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office erred when it combined the teachings of two contemporary inventions to nix Affinity's invention.

Affinity's patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent Number 7,486,926, covers a method of connecting portable media devices to a car audio system that would allow drivers to navigate their personal music libraries via the car's controls. Although the PTO determined that...
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