Patent Reform & Inter Partes Review
Last week, I discussed some important changes to inter partes patent reexamination
that will become effective immediately upon enactment of the patent
reform legislation. Namely, that the standard for initiating inter partes reexamination will become stricter...
Draft Rules Released by USPTO to Transition to New Inter Partes Review Proceeding
Upon enactment of the America Invents Act on September 16, 2011, the USPTO was forced to change their previous SNQ based analysis for granting a request for inter partes patent reexamination . The new standard for any...
Filing Fees to Increase Substantially
From start to finish, the cost of an inter partes
patent reexamination (IPX) proceeding is estimated to be $278K by the
2011 AIPLA Economic Survey. This figure includes all expenses from the
time of filing the request to a decision of the Board of Patent...