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

Jan. 4, 2022, 6:50 PM

Challenged claims of Paice LLC & the Abell Foundation Inc.'s patent that relates to hybrid vehicles in which both an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors are provided to supply torque to the driving wheels of the vehicle for achieving substantially improved fuel economy and reduced pollutant emissions are unpatentable as obvious over prior art, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said, in this inter partes review by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft & BMW of North America LLC. The board found that the challenged claims are obvious over prior patents for a hybrid electric vehicle and a ...

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