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In re Wyer
United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
655 F.2d 221, 2010 U.S.P.Q. 790 (1981)
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) examiner rejected Joseph Wyer’s patent application on the ground that Wyer had described the claimed invention in an Australian patent application available for public viewing more than a year before the U.S. filing date. The Australian patent application was available on microfilm at the main Australian patent office and five sub-offices. The PTO board of appeals affirmed the rejection. Wyer appealed to the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rich, J.)
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