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Federal Circuit Defines Scope of Reasonably Pertinent Analogous Art

The Federal Circuit vacated a PTAB decision reversing the examiner’s obviousness rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 103 of patent claims directed to “a fire prevention and suppression system that prevents and extinguishes fire using breathable air” because the PTAB “erred in its analogous art analysis.” Airbus S.A.S. v. Firepass Corp., No. 2019-1803 (Fed. Cir. 2019) (See U.S. Patent No. 6,418,752)....

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