Estoppel Effect of USPTO Decision Attaches Only After All Appeals Exhausted
Estoppel, as it relates to inter partes patent reexamination (IPX) proceedings and the new inter partes review (IPR) of the AIA, has been a topic of discussion
here over the past few weeks. As if on cue, the CAFC has chimed...
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...
SNQ Analysis Not Explicit in New Post Grant Standards
As discussed earlier in the week, a petitioner must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of prevailing (RLP) in order to successfully initiate an inter partes review. As of September 16, 2011, this standard has also been applied in assessing requests...