Wednesday, April 02, 2014

CAFC affirms SJ of invalidity of design patent in MRC v. Hunter

Design patents for jerseys for dogs affirmed as invalid in MRC v. Hunter.

One accused infringer (Hunter) was a former customer of the patentee.

MRC filed suit against both Hunter and CDI for wiliful infringement of
both patents. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Hunter and CDI on the
grounds that both patents are invalid as obvious under 35
U.S.C. ยง 103(a). MRC Innovations, Inc. v. Hunter Mfg., LLP, 921 F. Supp. 2d 800, 812 (N.D. Ohio 2013).


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