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Christmas Vacate-tion—Petitioners Allowed to Raise Fair Extensions of Petition Arguments, PTAB Litigation Blog

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Willis Electric Co., Ltd. (“Willis Electric”) owns U.S. Patent No. 10,222,037 (the “’037 Patent”), titled “Decorative lighting with reinforced wiring.”  The ’037 Patent claims a decorative lighting design involving a strand of polymer running internally along the axis of a single wire—a design that avowedly reduces material costs, bulk, and weight while retaining strength.  The ’037 Patent is replete with festive figures, two of which are shown below for illustration.  According to the ’037 Patent, previous methods of wire reinforcement involved using twisted pair wires, using thicker wires, or supporting wires externally.

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