Federal Circuit Affirms Re-Examination Findings

Federal Circuit Affirms Re-Examination Findings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) properly sustained the patentability of various claims of a mechanism for bicycle gear shifting, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 29 (Shimano Inc. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and MBI Co. Ltd., Nos. 12-1286, 1294, Fed. Cir.).

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