Patent of the Week
APRIL 15, 2013 -
Capital Machine Company vs Miller Veneers
Capital Machine Company, Inc., et al. appeal from the district court’s grant of summary judgment that Miller Veneers, Inc., et al. do not infringe the asserted claims of Capital’s patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 5,562,137, 5,694,995, 5,701,938, 5,678,619, 5,819,828, and 7,395,843.
Capital’s patents, which are all part of the same patent family, are directed to producing thin sheets of wood veneer from a portion of a log called a “flitch.” The patents’ specifications explain that “[a] flitch is formed by cutting a log down the middle along its longitudinal axis so that the plane formed by the cut defines a flitch mounting surface and the periphery of the log defines a veneer producing surface.”
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