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In re Antor Media Corp., 11-1465

The decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) rejecting on reexamination the claims of petitioner's patent, relating to a method and apparatus for transmitting information recorded on digital disks from a central server to subscribers via a high data rate telecommunications network, is affirmed, where during patent prosecution an examiner is entitled to reject claims as anticipated by a prior art publication or patent without conducting an inquiry into whether or not that prior art reference is enabling. Here, the PTO's rejection of the claims as anticipated and obvious by prior art is supported by substantial evidence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/27/2012
  • Published 07/27/2012


  • Lourie


  • United States Federal Circuit