Federal Circuit Asks Whether Prior Art Reference Is “By Another”
On May 20, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) vacated a final written decision from the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), remanding for the PTAB to resolve a factual dispute over inventorship that it had left unaddressed. Google LLC v. IPA Technologies Inc., No. 2021-1179 (Fed. Cir. May 19, 2022).