In a ruling on Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with Maschoff Brennan client, ICON Health and Fitness, Inc., that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) did not sufficiently explain why it had invalidated claims of one of ICON’s exercise machine patents.
The appeal to the Federal Circuit was taken from a PTAB ruling that invalidated certain claims of an ICON patent in connection with an inter partes re-examination. The Federal Circuit reversed the PTAB’s invalidity ruling as to 12 of the 15 claims on appeal. The court agreed with ICON that the PTAB did not provide sufficient support for its conclusions in the case.
The case will go back to the PTAB for further proceedings. The Federal Circuit’s precedential opinion is available here.
ICON is represented by Maschoff Brennan attorneys Larry Laycock, John Gadd, Mark Ford and Parrish Freeman.