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Patent Board Affirms Final Rejection Of Seismic Data Gathering Application

(October 17, 2016, 1:50 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A claimed invention relating to seismic streaming was properly rejected by a patent examiner as obvious in light of various prior art, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirmed Oct. 14 (Ex parte Husom, et al., No. 2014-009474, PTAB).

(Decision available.  Document #16-161107-002Z.)

According to the board, the examiner did not err in concluding that prior art identified as “Hillesund” largely discloses the limitations of independent claims 1 and 15 of the invention, that prior art identified as “Tveide” teaches that seismic streamer...
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