Prior Art Publications Presumed Enabling, Fed. Circ. Says

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's re-examination rejection of a data transfer patent held by Antor Media Corp., ruling that patentees have the burden of showing that a published prior art reference would not enable anyone to practice the claimed invention.

Antor's patent was rejected by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences as anticipated and obvious in view of several published articles. Antor argued that those articles would not enable one skilled in the art to arrive at its...
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