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Fed. Circ. Backs PTAB, Says Inventor's Catalog Dooms Patent

Law360 (September 13, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling that a Nobel Biocare dental implant patent is invalid based on a catalog from the inventor’s company, rejecting its argument that it wasn’t clear the catalog was publicly accessible.

The appeals court ruled that challenger Instradent USA Inc. presented sufficient evidence that the catalog from a predecessor of Nobel Biocare Services AG was available at a 2003 conference in Germany, including testimony from owners of a dental implant company who said they got...
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