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February 28, 2016

Sheeted

Zoltek sued the US Air Force and Navy for making carbon fiber sheets for its aircraft claimed under Re 34,162. The federal trial court gave the government a ridiculous degree of deferrence, and found in its favor out of legal ignorance. Fortunately for Zoltek, the CAFC decided to play its role with decency.

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Posted by Patent Hawk at 2:12 PM | § 112

Shredded

Fellowes got 7,963,468, claiming a particular paper shredder, and sued competitor ACCO for infringement the day the patent was issued. ACCO filed a reexam which stayed court proceedings.

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Posted by Patent Hawk at 12:53 PM | Prior Art