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On Reconsideration, Patent Board Upholds Rejection Of Claim

(July 27, 2016, 11:21 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on July 25 upheld a patent examiner’s determination that a single claim of an electrical fitting patent is not patentable pursuant to 35 U.S. Code Section 103(a) (Bridgeport Fittings Inc. v. Arlington Industries Inc., No. 2015-007896, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160801-016Z.)

According to the board, claim 18 of U.S. patent No. 7,854,627 — which specifically discloses an electrical fitting for securing an electrical cable to a panel or junction box — was previously disclosed or taught by...
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