In re Leithem, No. 11-01030, 2011 BL 238334 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 19, 2011) The U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences ("BPAI") holding an application for a diaper invalid as obvious, finding the BPAI rejected the patent on a different ground than the one used by the patent examiner.
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