National Graphics' Lenticular In-Mold Patent Upheld by Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
WAUKESHA, Wis.—September 8, 2015—National Graphics’ Patent (6,635,196 - Molded Articles Having a Surface Bearing a Lenticular Image) has survived further scrutiny after being upheld in an appeal brought to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals by Dynamic Drinkware. Having already prevailed in an InterPartes Review (IPR), National Graphics was asked to further defend itself in Dynamic’s appeal of that IPR decision. National Graphics is pleased to report that the Federal Circuit has affirmed the Patent Board’s decision, and National Graphics’ Lenticular In-Mold Patent remains intact.
The review (IPR) of the in-mold patent was initiated after National Graphics started an infringement lawsuit (NGI v Brax, et al) asserting that Dynamic is among four companies infringing at least one of National Graphics' patents. National Graphics was successful in defending their lenticular in-mold patent to the Patent Office Trial and Appeal Board one year ago. Dynamic appealed that decision to the Federal Circuit.
The Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Board’s decision, in favor of National Graphics, in a ruling handed down on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. As a result, National Graphics’ Lenticular In-Mold Patent remains both intact and strong.
“National Graphics’ patent portfolio is the result of a great deal of money and effort. It stands to reason that we will put money and effort into defending it,” relayed Donald Krause, owner. “The validity of our Lenticular In-Mold patent has been twice challenged, and our patent continues to strengthen.”
This patent pertains to molded articles (i.e., cups, bottles, cell phone cases, cosmetic cases, etc.) bearing a lenticular image. Images printed on a lenticular lens are transformed from static to spectacular through special effects such as 3-Dimension, Motion, Morph, Zoom or Flip.
“We are very grateful for our attorneys at Boyle Fredrickson, SC,” noted Krause.
About National Graphics
National Graphics was established in 1976. Originators in lithographic lenticular imaging, National Graphics designed the first commercially viable lenticular lens, which is now an industry standard. With its patented Extreme Vision process, National Graphics provides the highest quality lithographic lenticular product in the world and owns one of the most comprehensive portfolios of intellectual property in the industry.
About Boyle Fredrickson, SC
Established in 1999, Boyle Fredrickson has grown to become Wisconsin’s largest intellectual property law firm. The firm handles all facets of IP law, from patents, trademarks and copyrights to trade secrets, unfair competition and licensing. The firm and/or its attorneys have been recognized as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report since 2008 and named as SuperLawyers since 2005. Because of the firm’s singular focus on domestic and international IP law, Boyle Fredrickson provides expert counsel, personal service and attention to detail not found anywhere else.
Source: National Graphics.