PTAB Removes Another Inventor’s T-Shirt Printing Patents

By Jasmin Jackson (April 13, 2022, 5:10 p.m. EDT) – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated two claims in a t-shirt printing patent claimed against Neenah Stationery, determining the elements of the method of inventor’s image transfer were anticipated by prior publication.

In a judgment on Tuesday, the PTAB’s three-judge panel struck down part of inventor Jodi A. Schwendimann’s patent – U.S. Patent No. 7,008,746 – which covered the image-linking components of a sheet of transfer and the corresponding technique used to apply an image to articles of Clothing.

Neenah Inc., which also successfully challenged other Schwendimann patents at the PTAB, asked the board to inter…

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