Ex parte Fressola
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
27 U.S.P.Q.2d 1608 (1993)
Fressola (applicant) filed a utility patent application that included a general, “omnibus” claim that merely claimed the invention as disclosed in the specification and figures. The patent examiner rejected the claim under 35 U.S.C. §112, ¶2 for “failing to particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which the applicant regards as his invention.” Fressola appealed the decision to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Serota, Chairman)
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