PTAB Roundup

CAFC: Motions to amend after SAS and Aqua Products. The Federal Circuit affirmed the Board’s unpatentability decision, as the petitioner’s theory was properly raised in the petition and the Board’s findings were supported by substantial evidence. It vacated the Board’s denial of the patent owner’s motion to amend, however, because the pre-Aqua Products decision improperly placed the burden of persuasion on the …

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