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PTAB / Claim Amendments / Federal Circuit / PTAB Procedures and Rules

En banc Federal Circuit to review standards for amending claims in PTAB proceedings

On August 12, 2016, the Federal Circuit granted the petition for rehearing filed in In re Aqua Products Inc. and decided that its full panel of judges will consider the PTAB’s current practice for allowing (or, in most cases, not allowing) claim amendments. Amendments in PTAB proceedings are currently guided by the Informative Opinion issued in Idle Free Systems, Inc. v. Bergstrom, […]

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PTAB / Federal Circuit / Obviousness

Obviousness at the PTAB: Use common sense with care.

On August 10, 2016, in Arendi v. Apple et al., the Federal Circuit reversed a final written decision in which the PTAB held that claims were unpatentable as obvious, finding that the PTAB had improperly relied on common sense to fill a gap in the primary prior art reference. The court acknowledged that, post-KSR, common […]

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