Prior Art Printed Publication

Today, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Voter Verified, Inc. v. Premier Election Solutions, Inc., Nos. 2011-1553 and 2012-1017, the Federal Circuit (Lourie, Reyna, and Wallach) ruled that an online document that had not been indexed by major search engines was nevertheless a prior art “printed publication” under section 102(b).  This case provides insight on establishing online resources as prior art printed publications.
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