Patent Board Grants Rehearing, But Still Affirms Rejection

(June 28, 2016, 1:46 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Although amending its February 2016 decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on June 24 nonetheless again affirmed an examiner’s final rejection of a single claim of a remote communications patent (Ex parte Stephen Corey Wren, No. 2013-004649, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160701-016Z.)

The invention claimed by appellant Stephen Corey Wren is directed to a system and means for establishing a communicating link between remote facilities by using electronic communications devices and computing equipment. An examiner rejected claims 1-5 and 9-18 on grounds...
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