Today the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case and one Rule 36 judgment. Here is the introduction to the opinion.
Honeywell International Inc. v. Arkema Inc. (Precedential)
Honeywell appeals from a pair of post-grant review proceedings involving a single Honeywell patent. Following institution, Honeywell sought authorization from the Board to file a motion for leave to petition the Patent and Trademark Office Director for a Certificate of Correction to correct the challenged patent. Honeywell sought to correct a mistake in the chain of priority listed on the face of the patent. The Board rejected Honeywell’s request. Because we conclude that the Board abused its discretion in rejecting Honeywell’s request for authorization to file a motion for leave, we vacate and remand.