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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLPS: Belkin International, Inc. v. Kappos - A Cautionary Tale in the Intricate Arena of Inter Partes Reexamination

By Michael Murphy and Martin Bader On Tuesday of last week [Oct. 2nd], the Federal Circuit held that a party bringing a request for inter-partes reexamination may not appeal a decision by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that certain prior art does not raise a substantial new question...