Cases & Deals

Wonderland Nurserygoods restores patent claims with Federal Circuit reversal

Client(s) Wonderland Nursery Goods Co. Ltd

Wonderland Nurserygoods Co. Ltd., represented by a cross-office, cross-practice team of Jones Day lawyers, obtained a reversal of a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) which restored Wonderland's challenged claims from its U.S. Reissue Patent No. RE43,919, for an easy-to-assemble baby crib. Baby Trend, Inc. filed two inter partes review petitions against Wonderland’s '919 patent, and the Patent Office's PTAB determined that claims 1-5 and 8-29 of Wonderland's '919 patent were anticipated by or obvious over several prior-art references put forward by Baby Trend. The Federal Circuit reversed the PTAB's decision and restored Wonderland Nurserygoods' patent claims, concluding that "[under] the proper claim constructions, we find the record does not contain substantial evidence supporting the Board's findings of anticipation and conclusions of obviousness."

Wonderland Nurserygoods Co. v. Baby Trend, Inc., Nos. 2017-1295, -1297 (Fed. Cir. April 19, 2018); Baby Trend, Inc. v. Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., Ltd., Nos. PTAB-IPR2015-00841, -00842 (PTAB)