Federal Circuit Says that PTAB Misused "Common Sense"

by Adam Philipp on September 16, 2016

What is "common sense"

when it comes to patent law?

Read on to find out…

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The Federal Circuit, in the case of Arendi SARL v Apple Inc., recently reversed a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The decision was unusual in that reversals in inter partes review proceedings are rare, and also in that it turned on the issue of "common sense."

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E-Commerce Patent

Rejections Higher than Most.

Reasons Frivolous?

Fables for the frivolous

By Peter Newell – Michigan State University LibrariesImage pageFables for the Frivolous main pageMichigan State University Libraries home page, Public Domain,

The overall allowance rate for US patent applications generally is 55.8%, based on a 2013 report by the US Patent Office.

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