Polaris Urges Fed. Circ. To Revive ATV Patent

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 9:59 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board improperly relied on hindsight to invalidate the asserted claims of a Polaris patent covering a design for an all-terrain vehicle, as the design was inventive because it packaged known components in an entirely new way, the company told the Federal Circuit on Wednesday.

A combination of the features found in two patents that precede Polaris Industries Inc.’s U.S. Patent Number 8,596,405 would not have made the claimed invention obvious to an ordinarily skilled artisan because the asserted claims run contrary...
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