Patent Board Invalidates 2 Patents Through Post-Grant Review Process

(June 14, 2016, 9:58 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — For the first time, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on June 13 used the post-grant review (PGR) process to determine that two patents are invalid and should not have been issued (American Simmental Association v. Leachman Cattle of Colorado LLC, Nos. PGR2015-00005, PGR2015-00003, PTAB).

(Decision re: U.S. patent No. 8,725,557 available. Document #16-160620-013Z. Decision re: U.S. patent No. 8,660,888 available. Document #16-160620-014Z.)

The patents — owned by Leachman Cattle of Colorado LLC — relate to the genetic quality and relative market value...
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