National Graphics Wins Patent Appeal
National Graphics, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin, announced that its patent (6,635,196 – Molded Articles Having a Surface Bearing a Lenticular Image) has survived further scrutiny after being upheld in an appeal brought to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals by Dynamic Drinkware, LLC. Having already prevailed in an InterPartes Review (IPR), National Graphics was asked to further defend itself in Dynamics appeal of the IPR decision.
The circuit court affirmed the Patent Boards decision, and National Graphics Lenticular In-Mold Patent remains intact. The IPR of the in-mold patent was initiated after National Graphics started an infringement lawsuit (NGI v Brax, et al.) asserting that Dynamic is among four companies infringing at least one of National Graphics’ patents. National Graphics was successful in defending its lenticular in-mold patent to the Patent Office Trial and Appeal Board one year ago. Dynamic appealed that decision to the circuit court.
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