Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB's Save Of Claims In $2.7M IP Case

By Kevin Penton (September 7, 2017, 7:27 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that held as valid the claims of a Cobalt Boats LLC patent covering a boat step asserted in a Virginia federal court trial in which a jury ordered Brunswick Corp. to pay $2.7 million.

The appellate court panel did not expand in its one-sentence order on its rationale for affirming the PTAB's September 2016 final written decision that found as valid the two claims that Cobalt successfully asserted in the Eastern District of Virginia against Brunswick in June.

Counsel for the parties could not immediately be reached for comment...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!