June 4, 2014

Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending May 30, 2014

K/S HIMPP v. Hear-Wear Technologies, LLC (May 27, 2014) (precedential, 2-1), U.S. Patent No. 7,016,512

Key point:

  • Assertions that a claimed feature was known at the time of the invention must be supported by evidence in the record.

Suffolk Technologies, LLC v. AOL, Inc. (May 27, 2014) (precedential, 3-0) U.S. Patent No. 6,081,835

  • In order for a publication to qualify as prior art, the publication need not be authored by an “expert,” nor does the publication need to be easily searchable if the publication was sufficiently disseminated at the time of publication.

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