USPTO's Re-Exam Rules Under Fire In Fed. Circ. Hearing
Inventor C. Brown Lingamfelter initially sued The Coca-Cola Co. and Miller Brewing Co. in 2004, claiming they had infringed on his patent for the slimmed-down beverage can carton, but the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences re-examined and invalidated the patent on the beverage companies' request.
The requesters submitted...
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