Duty of Disclosure
Inequitable conduct in patent prosecution is found whenever “material” information is withheld or mischaracterized to withhold the truth from the Examiner, § 503 (“Important Information * * *”), and the applicant knowingly withheld or mischaractered the material information for the purpose of deceiving the Examiner in order to allow at least one claim of the patent, § 507 (“Kingsdown, The Intention Element”).
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