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Mealey's IP/Tech - Government Defends Sanction Against Patent Owner In New Brief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a Feb. 3 intervenor brief, the U.S. government tells the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that it should uphold not only findings by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that two message routing patents are nonobvious but also the agency's decision to order rehearing as a sanction for the patent owner's unauthorized ex parte communication with two board panels previously assigned to the case (Apple Inc. v. Voip-Pal.com, Nos. 2018-1456, -1457, Fed. Cir.).
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