WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 9 rejected claims by patent counterclaimant H.J. Heinz Co. that it possesses appellate jurisdiction to hear the dispute under the pre-America Invents Act (AIA) version of 28 U.S. Code Section 1295 (David Wawrzynski v. H.J. Heinz Company et al., No. 12-1624, Fed. Cir.).