Tag Archives: AIA

Phillips Standard of Claim Construction to be Used by PTAB in “AIA Proceedings”

After much deliberation, the USPTO has published a Final Rule mandating that the claim construction standard articulated by the Fed. Cir. in Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1301 (Fed. Cir. 2005), and used by federal district courts, will replace … Continue reading

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Chisum Patent Academy

The Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Have Already Issued 100 Precedential Patent Opinions in 2017! Are You Up to Speed? Stay on top of the latest critical developments by joining us this spring in Houston or Cincinnati. The Chisum Patent … Continue reading

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Canada’s ‘’Sister” Prior Art Law Differs From Ours, Eh!

I recently received a well-written post from Smart & Biggar/Feherstonhaugh in Toronto reminding me that a publication by the inventor only shields a later third-party publication from being a bar if the second publication was derived from the inventor and a … Continue reading

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Hamilton Beach v. Sunbeam Products – “On Sale” Bar Clarified

On Wednesday August 14th, a divided  Fed. Cir. panel affirmed the invalidation of Hamilton Beach’s portable slow cooker under the “on-sale” or “in public use” bars of s. 102(b). Hamilton Beach Brands v. Sunbeam Prods., Inc., Appeal No. 2012-1581 (Fed. … Continue reading

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