Fed. Circ. Upholds PTAB Decision Keeping LED Patent Alive

Law360, New York (April 8, 2016, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld an America Invents Act review decision that a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor's patent on high-brightness LED lights, asserted against Osram, is not invalid, leaving intact a rare AIA review ruling in which the patent emerged unscathed.

The appeals court, which heard oral arguments on Wednesday, issued a so-called Rule 36 judgment in the case, a one-sentence order affirming the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's 2015 inter partes review decision that lighting maker Osram GmbH failed to show the patent was invalid.

RPI professor E. Fred Schubert sued Osram and Philips NV in the District of...

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