This morning the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Boar. The court affirmed the Board’s decision. Here is the introduction to the opinion.
American National Manufacturing Inc. v. Sleep Number Corp. (Nonprecedential)
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a final written decision in an inter partes review determining that American National Manufacturing, Inc. (“ANM”) failed to demonstrate that claims 2, 4, 6, 12, 20, 22, and 24 of U.S. Patent No. 5,904,172 (“the ’172 patent”) are unpatentable but succeeded in demonstrating that claim 16 is unpatentable as anticipated under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b). Am. Nat’l Mfg., Inc. v. Sleep No. Corp., No. IPR2019-00514, 2020 WL 4492370 (P.T.A.B. Aug. 4, 2020) (“Final Written Decision”). ANM appealed and the patent owner, Sleep Number Corporation (“SNC”), cross-appealed. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1295(a)(4)(A). For the reasons below, we affirm.