US Patent Office rules in favour of Cra-Z-Art in Capriola/Laser Pegs challenge

Published on: 24th July 2014

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a final decision in Cra-Z-Art’s favour concerning its challenge of Capriola’s patent which allegedly covered Laser Pegs.gavel300

The Patent Office held that the claims of Capriola’s patent are unpatentable.

Cra-Z-Art was sued in Florida federal court by Capriola Corp and Laser Pegs Ventures, alleging that Cra-Z-Art’s Lite Brix building systems infringed the patent. Cra-Z-Art challenged the patent at the USPTO under its new Inter Partes Review proceedings, which resulted in a stay of the lawsuit. The decision rendered by the Patent Office affirms Cra-Z-Art’s continuous position all along that Capriola’s patent was illegitimately issued by the USPTO and that the lawsuit was without merit.

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