PTAB Designates Three Decisions as Informative
Written December 16, 2019
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on December 11, 2019, designated three decisions as informative.
In “Hulu, LLC v. Sound View Innovations, LLC,” the final written decision determined that the petitioner failed to show that the challenged claims are unpatentable because the petitioner failed to show a sufficient rationale for combining the references.
In “Johns Manville Corp. v. Knauf Insulation, Inc.,” the decision denies institution after the Board determined that showing that the references are analogous and could be combined does not establish a sufficient rationale for combining the references.
And in “Ex parte Linden” the decision reverses the examiner’s eligibility rejection of a method for transcribing speech, where the Board found that the steps were not a mental process. Learn more about these informative decisions on the USPTO website.