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January 12, 2018 | By S&H
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | USPTO News

Ex Parte McAward, Appeal No. 2015-006416

On August 25, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a precedential opinion in Ex Parte McAward, holding that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the PTAB”) will continue to use the standard from In Re Packard, 751 F.3d 1307 (Fed. Cir. 2014), rather than Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2120 (2014), when evaluating the definiteness of patent claims during pre-issuance examination.


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