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A factual determination of the Board is to be upheld if there is substantial evidence to support it In re Gartside F d Fed Cir and a finding is supported by substantial evidence if reasonable minds might accept the…

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This case intrigued me from the start because it seemed rather odd that there should be a nonprecedential opinion in an appeal to the Federal Circuit necessitated by a completely adjudicated inter partes reexamination at the United States Patent…

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The one thing that will be markedly different from federal court practice however is that for the most part only registered Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents will be able to appear before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board The…

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The biggest myth about patent appeals is that that the examiner usually wins The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Board posts that it reverses examiners only one out of every three decisions That number is accurate and reflects the…

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You may have heard but the USPTO is hiring Not only is the USPTO searching for Administrative Patent Judges but they are finding some extremely well qualified candidates to add to the ranks of those already serving With the…

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These proposed fees will undoubtedly be commented on and the early criticism which seems quite valid asks how the addition of a single additional claim to be reviewed can add such large amounts to the cost For example if…

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I had the honor of being invited to the White House today for the Innovation for Global Development Event which was held in support of the President s commitment to using harness the power of innovation to solve long-standing…

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Deputy Director Teresa Rea has now been at the USPTO for approximately year but seems as invigorated and full of energy as she did when I first met up with her She seems to love the job and relish…

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The data clearly suggests that that inquiry should be made into what is going on in Art Unit If there is nothing odd after evaluation then I will be the first to report that and say that after further…

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After Judge Moore's remarks James Donald Smith Chief Administrative Patent Judge then took the podium to deliver his remarks and to introduce all of the new APJs an impressive bunch that averages advanced degrees in either science or law…

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At this time of the year many attorneys and agents are not paying all that much attention to the rules and requests for comments coming out of the Patent Office Truthfully with the number of changes that have taken…

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By eliminating certain briefing requirements the PTO hopes to reduce the number of non-compliant appeal briefs and the number of non-compliant examiner s answers Non-compliant briefs and non-compliant examiner's answers needlessly delay consideration of an appeal by the Board…

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