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No Motivation to Combine May Not End the Obviousness Inquiry

No Motivation to Combine May Not End the Obviousness Inquiry

By Kait Crowder and Dave Cochran In Polygroup Limited MCO v. Willis Electric Company, Ltd., the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded the PTAB’s findings of patentability in light of several obviousness arguments presented by the petitioner, concluding that the PTAB...

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Overreaching May Result In Denial of Petition

Overreaching May Result In Denial of Petition

By Kait Crowder and Dave Cochran In Deeper, UAB v. Vexilar, Inc., the PTAB recently considered the extent of its discretion to grant or deny inter partes review in a case where a petitioner challenges multiple claims on numerous grounds.  In this case, the petitioner...

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