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Article Date: June 2020
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Appeals Court Upholds Flyknit Patents


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nike’s patents 7,814,598 and 8,266,749, which Adidas had challenged as obvious and unpatentable in 2016. The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in Feb., 2019 that The Big a had not met the burden of proof necessary to invalidate a number of claims the Eager Beavertons’ made in the two patents. Adidas had argued that the claims were obvious, based on combinations of four earlier textile patents, but the TTAB said that it had not demonstrated that “that a person of ordinary skill in the art” would have been ... Log in to view full article.

 


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