SSJR Overturns Anticipation Rejection On Appeal
SSJR attorneys overturned an anticipation rejection by the Patent Office after a successful oral hearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The patent application concerns a research system and method including a record builder for improving search accuracy and reducing redundancy. All of the claims stood rejected as anticipated by an earlier patent application filed by Google. The PTAB found that the Examiner improperly relied on a combination of features from several distinct embodiments in the Google application and reversed all of the rejections in favor of SSJR’s client.