Intellectual Property Keyed to Merges
In re Hall [Parties not identified.]
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Hall’s application for a patent was rejected because a doctoral thesis was available as a “printed publication” more than one year prior to the application’s effective date. Hall appealed, claiming that there was no evidence that the dissertation was indexed properly in the library catalog before the critical date and that, even if it were, the presence of a single catalogued thesis in one university library does not establish sufficient accessibility of the publication’s teachings to those interested in the art and who practice reasonable diligence.
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