by Mel R. Quintos
This case is discussed for you in the hope of once again showing yet another way of reasoning to overcome the stubborn stance often taken by an an examiner and a subsequent affirmation by the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences on obviousness issues.
The In re Glatt Techniques, Inc. case, decided on January 5, 2011, involves a third party-requested ex parte reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 5,236,503. The invention involves a coating apparatus, which prevents the spray nozzle of the apparatus from being blocked by shielding the spray nozzle.—click here to read more—