By: Mel R. Quintos
The two precedential cases discussed in this Newsletter alert patent practitioners of certain pitfalls that may occur if care is not taken in following U.S. patent rules and statutes in the procurement of U.S. patents.
The first case (Knowles Electronics LLC v. Cirrus Logic, Inc. decided on March 1, 2018) concerns the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (“Federal Circuit”) finding that substantial evidence supports the U.S. PTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“Board”) determination of lack of adequate written description to support certain claims in U.S. Patent No. 6,781,231 owned by Knowles Electronics. —click here to read more—