In a dispute between patent holder B/E Aerospace and C&D Zodiac that was instituted by C&D’s petition for inter partes review of B/E’s patent for saving space in airplanes, the Patent trail and Appeal Board did not err in concluding that claims 1, 3–7, 9, 10, 12–14, 16–19, 21, 22, 24–29, 31, and 33–37 of the patent would have been obvious, and that claims 8, 20, 30, and 38 were patentable, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has determined. The determinations of the Board were all supported by substantial evidence (B/E Aerospace, Inc. v. C&D Zodiac, Inc., October 3, 2017, Stoll, K.).

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