February 28, 2016
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.
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.