3 Cited authorities

  1. Section 103 - Conditions for patentability; non-obvious subject matter

    35 U.S.C. § 103   Cited 5,290 times   331 Legal Analyses   
    Holding the party seeking invalidity must prove "the differences between the claimed invention and the prior art are such that the claimed invention as a whole would have been obvious before the effective date of the claimed invention to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which the claimed invention pertains."
  2. Section 6 - Patent Trial and Appeal Board

    35 U.S.C. § 6   Cited 133 times   22 Legal Analyses   
    Providing that the Board "shall ... conduct inter partes reviews and post-grant reviews pursuant to chapters 31 and 32."
  3. Section 134 - Appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

    35 U.S.C. § 134   Cited 86 times   4 Legal Analyses   

    (a) PATENT APPLICANT.-An applicant for a patent, any of whose claims has been twice rejected, may appeal from the decision of the primary examiner to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, having once paid the fee for such appeal. (b) PATENT OWNER.-A patent owner in a reexamination may appeal from the final rejection of any claim by the primary examiner to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, having once paid the fee for such appeal. 35 U.S.C. § 134 July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 801; Pub. L. 98-622