• PTAB Provides Guidance for Demonstrating Prior Invention to Overcome 102(a) Challenge
  • October 7, 2014 | Author: Joseph M. Skerpon
  • Law Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office
  • In a Final Written Decision finding the patent owner’s claims unpatentable, the PTAB provided guidance on establishing prior invention to overcome a challenge under 35 U.S.C. 102(a). The PTAB also commented concerning the grounds in an original petition seeking an inter partes review and attempting to “reserve rights” in a petition.