Federal Circuit Affirms Invalidity of Greatbatch Ltd. Patent

Feb. 10, 2017 – In a per curiam order, the Federal Circuit affirmed a ruling from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that claims of Greatbatch Ltd.’s medical implant patent are invalid.  The patent is U.S. Patent No. 5,905,627, titled “Internally grounded feedthrough filter capacitor.”  The case is 2016-1875, and the petitioner and appellee is AVX Corporation.

By: Katherine E. Adams

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