Process for invalidating a patent
Put simply, the Federal Circuit disagreed with the patent owner.
The filing of a continuing patent application (i.e., continuation, divisional or continuation in part application) may have significant benefits for the patent owner. 22, 2014), the patent owner had filed a series of patent applications all claiming priority back to French application 1b and International Application 2b. Unfortunately, the patent owner failed to follow the strict requirements for properly claiming priority back to the International Application 2b, and thus, the publication of the French Application 1b and the published International Application 2b became prior art against its own subsequent patent applications (i.e., child patent applications), namely, U. As such, we should not see many of these types of disputes for patent applications filed under the America Invents Act. Thus, the French Application 1b and International Application 2b which were published more than one year before the filing date of the patent application that issued as U. The Application Data Sheet includes a section for claiming priority and greatly simplifies the process.The PTAB (being a creation of Congress) is very much part of The Executive Branch of government.PTAB judges are selected by the Director of the USPTO; a political appointee.