Fed. Circ. Affirms Patent Examiners' Review Standards

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Refusing to expand an examiner's requirements for establishing a prima facie case, the Federal Circuit on Monday rejected a challenge to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's finding that most claims in a photodetector array system patent application were invalid.

In a precedential ruling affirming the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences' July 2009 decision sustaining the invalidity of these claims, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit shot down inventors Edward K.Y. Jung and Lowell L. Wood Jr.'s contention...
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