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CASE OF THE WEEK
Raytheon Techs. Corp. v. General Elec. Co., Appeal No. 2020-1755 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 16, 2021)
In its only precedential patent decision this week, the Federal Circuit issued an important ruling about the issue of enablement as it applies to prior references used in an obviousness analysis.
Raytheon owned a patent related to gas turbine engines. Specifically, the patent claimed various aspects of such an engine in addition to “a power density at Sea Level Takeoff” between two specific values. Power density is the sea-level-takeoff thrust divided by the engine turbine volume.