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Making Sure the Rules Are Properly Applied

Quarles & Brady successfully argued Rexnord v. Kappos, an important 2013 Federal Circuit decision that has gained national attention for clarifying the procedural rules for Patent Office appeals and for the application of the obviousness defense. “Federal Circuit Finds Patent Obvious,” IP Law360, January 23, 2013; “Federal Circuit: Appeals Board Should Consider Any Argument Supported by Record,” The National Law Journal, January 24, 2013; “Federal Circuit: Appeals Board Should Consider Any Argument Supported by Record,” The American Lawyer, January 25, 2013.

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