Cases & Deals

Wonderland Nurserygoods secures Federal Circuit affirmance on crib patents without oral argument

Clients Wonderland Nursery Goods Co. Ltd

Jones Day secured a second Federal Circuit win for Wonderland Nurserygoods Co. Ltd in a long-running dispute involving a baby crib patent that underwent multiple rounds of IPRs. Another law firm originally handled the first round of IPRs, until Jones Day took over on the eve of the initial PTAB oral hearings in early-2016. The PTAB found all the Wonderland claims unpatentable in that first round of IPRs, but Jones Day achieved a rare reversal of the PTAB's unpatentability findings on appeal at the Federal Circuit in April 2018. The Wonderland patent then went through a second round of IPRs in 2018-19 after a SAS remand, and the Jones Day team persuaded the PTAB to confirm the patentability of all the claims on all the remanded grounds in July 2019. The IPR petitioner appealed the latest PTAB decision, and–in another rare Federal Circuit occurrence—the court issued a Rule 36 affirmance without oral argument on November 17, 2020.

Baby Trend, Inc. v. Wonderland Nurserygoods Co., No. 19-2309 (Fed. Cir.)