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ABA Delegates Support Prometheus
Patent Eligibility, Hyatt New Evidence Right

Aug. 15, 2011, 4:00 AM

At its annual meeting in Toronto ending Aug. 9, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates adopted by voice vote two resolutions proposed by the Section of Intellectual Property Law and related to U.S. Supreme Court cases scheduled for argument in the next court session.

Resolution 304A authorizes the ABA-IPL section to submit an amicus brief supporting a patent applicant and against the Patent and Trademark Office in Kappos v. Hyatt. The case concerns a patent applicant’s right to introduce new evidence when litigating the PTO’s decision to reject patent claims in a district court, under 35 U.S.C. §145...

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