How to defeat rejection based on “inherency” | IPR PTABCast | Austin, TX

IPR PTABCast: Southwire v Cerro Wire


Summary: ​​ How to defeat rejection based on “inherency"

Patent claims can be invalid if a prior art reference teaches almost all the claimed features and any missing features must “necessarily” be present when you follow the Prior art teachings.  

In this IPR PTABCast Craige explains how Southwire’s industry-changing process patent defeated the inherence attack but succumbed to the “obviousness” attack.   

Check out this further case study on obviousness


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