Federal Circuit: Patent Board Relied On Erroneous Construction

Mealey's (December 3, 2015, 12:11 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to cancel various claims of a network protocol patent as anticipated and obvious was reversed Nov. 30 by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Straight Path IP Group Inc. v. Sipnet EU S.R.O., No. 15-1212, Fed. Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 20477).

(Decision available. Document #16-151214-003Z.)

According to the appellate majority of Circuit Judges Richard G. Taranto and Todd M. Hughes, the board’s decision was based on an erroneous construction of various disputed...
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