Inventor Asks Fed. Circ. To Revisit Ruling Over USPTO Policy

By Tiffany Hu (December 21, 2021, 4:09 PM EST) -- Computer chip inventor Gilbert Hyatt is asking the full Federal Circuit to take another look at whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a "no patents" policy against Hyatt, saying that the court is the "only appeals court ever" to find that Hyatt's claim that the agency's rule is arbitrary and capricious needed to satisfy the mandamus standard.

In a rehearing petition filed Monday, Hyatt said that a three-judge panel erred in November when it summarily affirmed a Virginia federal judge's rejection of Hyatt's accusations that the USPTO had adopted a policy targeting him since 1997. The judge had found...

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