Federal Circuit Vacates, Remands Rejection Of Patent Claims
(August 13, 2015, 1:10 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A decision by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, which affirmed an examiner’s rejection of four claims of an electromagnetic interference reduction patent, was erroneous, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 12 (Power Integrations Inc. v. Michelle K. Lee, Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, No. 14-1123, Fed. Cir.).
(Decision available. Document #16-150817-027Z.)
According to the panel of Circuit Judges Kimberly Moore, Haldane Robert Mayer and Richard Linn, because the board’s construction of the term “coupled” as it appears...