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PTAB designates Athena Automation assignor estoppel decision as precedential

Michael Loney, New York


The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s October 2013 decision determining that the doctrine of assignor estoppel is not an exception to Section 311(a) is the ninth to be deemed precedential

The PTAB has designated the Athena Automation v Husky Injection Molding System decision as precedential.

This decision, which was issued in October 2013, determines that the doctrine of assignor estoppel is not an exception to 35 USC...


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