Fed. Circ. Revives Bone Screw Patent Claim

Law360, Los Angeles (October 18, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday vacated a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirming the rejection of claims in a patent application relating to a bone screw, saying the board improperly introduced new grounds for rejection. 

A three-judge appellate panel remanded for further proceedings the board's decision on a patent application filed by Lutz Biedermann and Jurgen Harms, rejecting the government's argument that the board merely provided new details to support the examiner's rationale. 

"The government’s argument that the board was providing additional details for...
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