Federal Circuit Reverses Patent Board Ruling That Claims Are Untimely

(November 23, 2015, 1:42 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board erred in deeming various claims of a patent application barred as untimely, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Nov. 20 (In re: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization, No. 14-1710, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-151130-012Z.)

According to the panel of Circuit Judges Raymond T. Chen, Haldane Robert Mayer and Kara F. Stoll, the board refused allow the claims despite a failure by Carnegie Institute of Washington and the University of Massachusetts (Carnegie, collectively) to...
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