Claim Construction By Patent Board Debated Before Federal Circuit

Mealey's (September 12, 2017, 6:19 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In oral arguments on Sept. 8, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard an appeal of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling that two claims of a patented tissue graft composed of the two primary layers of the human placenta patent would have been obvious to a person of skill in the art (POSITA) (MiMedx Group Inc. v. Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, No. 17-1043, Fed. Cir.).

(Appellant brief available.  Document #78-170918-005B.)

According to patent owner MiMedx Group Inc.’s Jan. 23 appellant brief,...
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