Responsive to the previous note (reproduced below) an astute observer points to the limited scope of post-grant review in a controversial Patent Office decision. The observer cites a PTAB decision involving a Covered Business Method (CBM) proceeding, Apple Inc. v. SightSound Technologies, LLC, CBM2013-00021, slip op. at 23-25 (PTAB 2013)(Arbes, APJ)(attached): A split panel procedurally denied consideration of a double patenting ground for invalidity.
Hon. Michele K. Lee, Her Involvement: There is no evidence that the double patenting decision has the involvement of the Under Secretary.
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