September 2019

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This recent case of Corning Cable Systems LLC v. Canada (Attorney General) 2019 FC 1065 relates to whether information included in the Background section of a patent application can be cited in an obviousness objection as evidence of  what was the common general knowledge (CGK). The two patent applications at issue relate to the use of Local Convergence Points (LCPs) which are adapted to distribute a signal supplied by a network service provider to units with multiple dwellings. An LCP is a housing or “box” containing a splitter module and optical fibers. The LCP receives a cable supplied by an internet service provider as an input andRead More →