Fed. Circ. To Reconsider Section 145 Rules

Law360, New York (February 17, 2010, 6:16 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has given a software patent applicant another chance to make a case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over a denied application, a rehearing that may open the way to district courts' conducting wider reviews of certain patent applications.

Gilbert P. Hyatt, who unsuccessfully sued the USPTO under 35 U.S. 145 after his patent application was denied, will have his appeal heard en banc, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in an order issued Wednesday.

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