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PTAB’s use of common sense reversed in Arendi v Apple

Michael Loney, New York


The Federal Circuit has issued a rare reversal of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, ruling the use of common sense was misapplied in Arendi v Apple

The Federal Circuit has overturned the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on the issue of common sense.

“Because the Board misapplied our law on the permissible use of common sense in an obviousness analysis, we reverse,” the Federal Circuit...


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