July 22, 2013

Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending July 12, 2013

Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. Teresa Stanek Rea, Acting Director USPTO, No. 2012-1343, (July 9, 2013) (nonprecedential) (3-0)

Key point:

  • In reexamination, “substantial evidence” is a standard of review that places a heavy burden on an appellant, but is not an impossible burden to meet.