Webpages Must Meet Accessibility Standard To Be Prior Art

By Rubén Muñoz, Matthew Hartman and Megan Mahoney (March 4, 2024, 5:59 PM EST) -- An anticipation or obviousness challenge that relies on a prior art document requires a threshold showing that the reference qualifies as a "printed publication." Patent challengers, including petitioners at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, might reasonably assume that if a reference was uploaded to a website before the critical date, the printed publication standard is met. It is not....

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