Fed. Circ. Says Recycling Patent Properly Axed As Indefinite

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 11:06 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that a federal judge correctly found that IQASR LLC's patent for sorting materials from shredded old cars is invalid as indefinite, finding that one technicality of the process amounted to a "word salad."

The panel agreed with the lower court that IQASR's patent is indefinite because there is no clearly defined meaning of the term "magnetic fuzz," the fiber mixed in with shredded cars that IQASR's patented method sought to separate from recyclable materials. The decision upheld a win for accused infringer Wendt Corp.

"A skilled artisan must wade through a morass of uncertainty and contradiction...

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