Fed. Circ. Backs Nestle In Food Packaging Patent Cases

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit handed Nestle a pair of wins Tuesday in its food packaging patent fight with Steuben Foods, affirming a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision invalidating claims of one Steuben patent and vacating the board’s decision to keep one claim in another Steuben patent intact.

In one precedential opinion, the three-judge panel upheld the PTAB’s decision finding that Nestle had shown that a slew of claims of one of Steuben’s food bottling patents are obvious in light of prior art references, saying it found...
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