Riverwood Int’l Corp. v. R.A. Jones & Co.

Case Number: CLB0009

Date: 03.31.2003

Citation: 66 U.S.P.Q.2d 1331 (Fed. Cir. 2003)

An inventive entity’s own work may not be considered prior art in the absence of a statutory basis (i.e. basis in Section 102). Thus, a patent issued to the same inventive entity as a claim in question cannot be transformed into prior art by admission.

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