Patent Board Reverses Rejection Of Guide Line Patent By Examiner

Mealey's (May 24, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A final rejection by a patent examiner of 20 claims of an invention relating to an improved way of snapping a user-guided cursor to guide lines in a computer-assisted drawing application was erroneous, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled May 23 (Ex Parte Guarav Jain, No. 2014-008293, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160606-014Z.)

According to the PTAB, the examiner found that claims 1-20 of U.S. patent application No. 12/142,591 were unpatentable in light of prior art U.S. patent No. 6,480,813 (“Bloomquist”), but...
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