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Board finds thesis is self-authenticating as an ancient document

Despite lack of evidence regarding a library’s cataloguing and indexing practices in 1994, the Board deemed a thesis self-authenticating as an ancient document under FRE 901(b)(8). The Board also noted that the “document was found in a place of natural custody and is the type of document that falls within the policy of the rule.” […]

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PTAB / Printed Publications

PTAB clarifies evidentiary requirements for printed publications in precedential opinion

On December 20, 2019, in a precedential decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has determined that conventional indicia of publication, such as copyright dates from a well-known textbook from an established publisher, can be sufficient to establish printed publication status at the institution stage of an inter partes review. Although the Board did not […]

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