PTAB Won't Ax Patent For Wine Dispenser, Aerator

Law360 (August 23, 2019, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Friday refused to invalidate a liquid dispenser patent claim in a fight between two wine aerator companies.

3BTech Inc., which sells the Waerator, failed to prove that one claim in a patent covering MercAsia's Aervana is obvious, the board said in its final written decision. The eight-claim patent is owned by Jingle Master International Ltd., and exclusively licensed to MercAsia, according to filings in related infringement litigation.

The board said 3BTech failed to show that someone would have been motivated to combine the three pieces of prior art referenced, among other failings.

3BTech had...

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