Federal Circuit: Board Properly Rejected Patent Obviousness Challenge
(April 7, 2016, 2:04 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board did not err in finding one claim of a scanning and copying patent “not unpatentable as anticipated,” according to an April 5 ruling by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (HP Inc. v. MPHJ Technology Investments LLC, No. 15-1427, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6172).
(Decision available. Document #16-160418-005Z.)
Additionally, Circuit Judges Alan D. Lourie, Todd M. Hughes and Alvin K. Schall rejected HP Inc.’s request that the appellate...