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Collateral Estoppel No Bar to Standing Defense (access required)

In plaintiff company’s challenge to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision rejecting the patentability of inventions claims in plaintiff ’s ‘161 ap­plication, the PTO’s defense of lack of standing is not barred by the doctrine of collateral estoppel, says an Alexan­dria U.S. District Court. There is a general consensus among courts that a patent ...

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