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BPAI to Streamline Appeal Procedures for Patent Reexamination
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by Scott A. McKeown

In a March Federal Register Notice, the USPTO outlined a new procedure for eliminating redundant appeal processing in patent applications. The redundancy was the result of both the examiner and BPAI performing the same review as to whether or not an Appeal... Read More

Close Calls: Declaration Practice in Patent Reexamination
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by Scott A. McKeown

As pointed out in our post on shielding declarants from litigation discovery in patent reexamination , the submission of declaration evidence is quite commonplace in patent reexamination as compared to application prosecution. Last week the Board of... Read More

Failure to Identify Specification Structure a Non-Starter for BPAI
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by Scott A. McKeown

Rejection in Ex Parte Patent Reexamination Flawed as to Means-Plus-Function Claim Analysis On May 26, 2010 the BPAI affirmed-in-part the final rejection of certain claims in the ex parte reexamination of U.S. Patent 6,102,802 owned by Anascape LTD... Read More

BPAI to Streamline Appeal Procedures for Patent Reexamination
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by Scott A. McKeown

In a March Federal Register Notice, the USPTO outlined a new procedure for eliminating redundant appeal processing in patent applications. The redundancy was the result of both the examiner and BPAI performing the same review as to whether or not an... Read More