Recently, the US Patent and Trade Office ruled in greatly reducing the claims of a competitor’s patents. Redline Detection’s successful re-examination challenge resulted in the USPTO reducing the patent so that it is only valid in a very limited scope. Previously, the patent covered a vast body of applications with very few limitations. The USPTO ruling effectively gutted the competitor’s patent so that it applies only when testing a fuel tank. This is important because it opens up the use of nitrogen when smoke testing in high pressure scenarios such as industrial, aeronautics, and air brake systems.
Go Team Redline!