Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: Court Rules Patent Owners' Avenues for Review of Ex Parte Reexamination Decisions Are Restricted

On March 5, 2012, in Teles AG v. Kappos , the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia barred a patent owner's civil action under 35 U.S.C. § 145 that was brought from an ex parte reexamination proceeding, and transferred the appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. ...