Case: Patents/Obviousness (P.T.A.B.)

Nov. 30, 2021, 11:58 PM

Challenged claims of Autronic Plastics Inc.'s patent that discloses a light fixture, including a housing that encloses its components, are unpatentable as obvious over prior art, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled, in an inter partes review by Apogee Lighting Holdings LLC. The board ruled that the challenged claims are unpatentable as obvious over prior patents that disclose a power control system, including a network of functional blocks housed in a single enclosure, providing DC power to a DC load, and sharing AC and DC power inputs; a linear lighting system that includes a power system for driving light ...

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