In re Hubbell, No. 11-1547 (Fed. Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
The patent examiner rejected all of the inventors’ pending claims in an application entitled “Enzyme-Mediated Modification of Fibrin for Tissue Engineering,” filed in 2003, relating generally to the field of tissue repair and regeneration, and more specifically to matrices containing bidomain peptides or proteins. The examiner found obviousness-type double patenting over several patents. The Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences affirmed. The Federal Circuit affirmed; tO'Mahe Board did not err in concluding that the pending claims were barred under the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on March 26, 2013.