Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Obviousness of a novolac photoresist affirmed in Ex parte Park

Failure to provide evidence of "unexpected results" was fatal to appellant in Ex parte Park.

PTAB cited In re Geisler, 116 F.3d 1465, 1470 (CAFC 1997) and In re Scarborough, 500 F.2d 560 and In re Boesch.

As to placing burden on applicants to show some element in the prior art is NOT equivalent, PTAB cited In re Mulder, 716 F.2d 1542 (CAFC 1983).


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