Federal Circuit: Same Day Filing, Patenting Satisfies Condition

Mealey's (June 22, 2016, 2:15 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — When assigning the relevant filing date of a continuation application for purposes of determining patent validity, the application satisfies 35 U.S. Code Section 120 when both legal acts — filing and patenting — occur on the same day, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 21 (Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation, No. 15-1574, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 11176).

(Decision available. Document #16-160701-005Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost, Richard Linn and Richard G. Taranto, although...
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