Court Rules Bad Choice is Bad Luck For Inventor

Law360, New York (March 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An inventor who chose to forgo an earlier patent filing date because his lawyer forgot to attach drawings of his invention was not the victim of a genuine error, but the victim of poor judgment, a court has found.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday Arnold Serenkin, who opted for a later date to incorporate the missing illustrations of his “apparatus and method for uniformly discharging bulk solid material from overhead drag type conveyors” had to live with his choice....
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