Results for appeal

Hyatt v. Doll

Case Number: CLB0227

Date: 08.11.2009

Evidence not submitted by an applicant during prosecution or appeal is not admissible as a matter of right, and may not be admissible at all in a subsequent court appeal. The Federal Circuit will likely apply an equity-like standard when considering the admissibility of such evidence.

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Ex parte Wasynczuk

Case Number: CLB0197

Date: 06.02.2008

The Board found a “computer-implemented method” claim patentable because the claim recited a process that employs one of the other statutory categories, e.g., a particular apparatus and not a generic computing device. The Board found a “computer-implemented system” claim not patentable because the claim did not recite a particular machine or particular apparatus, but was instead directed to every substantial practical application of an abstract idea.

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Ex parte Letts

Case Number: CLB0177

Date: 01.31.2008

The Board does not enter into agreements for claim amendments/cancellations that would restrict future actions the Board could take.

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