USPTO Says Patent Specification Is Evidence, Not Prior Art

By Dani Kass (August 19, 2020, 4:28 PM EDT) -- Statements in a patent's specification can help inform the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision in an inter partes review, but can't be used as prior art to challenge the same patent, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has said in binding guidance....

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