Salazar v. Procter & Gamble Co.

Case Number: CLB0117

Date: 07.08.2005

Citation: 75 U.S.P.Q.2d 1369 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

Unilateral statements by patent examiner in explaining reasons for allowance of claim do not create disavowal of claim scope by applicant giving rise to prosecution history estoppel, since applicant’s silence, without more, cannot amount to clear and unmistakable disavowal of claim scope.

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