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Fed. Circuit Examines Key Phrase In Cooper V. Dudas

Law360 (July 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- At a spirited session Friday that surpassed its time limit, a federal appeals court focused on the definition of “original application” as used in a 1999 law, in a case in which Cooper Technologies Co. sued the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for finding one of its patents invalid.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which included Circuit Chief Judge Paul R. Michel, heard oral arguments in Cooper Technologies Co.'s appeal of its case against USPTO Director Jon W....
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