Microsoft Prevails In Appeal Of Patent Rejection

Mealey's (April 29, 2016, 7:21 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Assignee and real party in interest Microsoft Corp. prevailed before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board April 22 in its appeal of an examiner’s rejection of various claims of a patent application covering an extensible file system (Ex parte Ravisankar Pudipeddi, et al., No. 2014-002775, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160502-019Z.)

A panel of three administrative patent judges reversed the examiner’s earlier holding that claims 1, 7-12 and 33-47 of U.S. patent application No. 11/229,485 were invalid as obvious under 35 U.S. Code Section...
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