Fed. Circ. Says PTAB Wrongly Rejected Lock Patent App

Law360 (December 12, 2018, 8:31 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday threw out a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that rejected an application for a patent on luggage locks that airport security workers can open, finding the board overlooked a key part of the application.

The court was ruling on an appeal filed by David Tropp, the CEO of a company called Safe Skies LLC, after the PTAB affirmed a patent examiner's decision to reject several claims in his application because they lacked an adequate written description.

The Federal Circuit said the PTAB did not consider the entire specification — the part of the application that...

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