High Court Weighs US' Claims Over IP Evidence Limits

Law360, San Diego (January 9, 2012, 11:11 PM EST) -- The federal government told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that patent applicants suing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for denying their applications should not be able to obtain a more favorable standard of review in district court by flouting the agency’s rules during the examination process.

Ginger Anders, assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, contested the Federal Circuit’s November 2010 en banc ruling that found patent applicants bringing a Section 145 civil action against USPTO Director David Kappos could present new evidence to the...
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