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Jump Rope Inventor Asks Justices to Overturn Fed. Cir. Precedent

Sept. 28, 2022, 5:21 PM

The creator of an athletic jump rope has asked the US Supreme Court to weigh whether an administrative tribunal’s invalidation of a patent—subsequently upheld by an appeals court—should block an inventor from asserting the patent against alleged infringers in federal district court.

In a cert petition filed Monday, Jump Rope Systems LLC and inventor Molly Metz asked the justices to overturn precedent from the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that prevents plaintiffs from asserting patents in district court after the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found them invalid. After the PTAB found her patents invalid, both parties agreed ...