Patents Post-Grant: The Impact of Therasense on Patent Reform

Did Therasense Moot Supplemental Examination? Supplemental Examination, as currently proposed in the patent reform legislation , would enable Patentees to effectively cure inequitable conduct for all but the most offensive conduct. This reform provision was designed to combat the plague of inequitable...

Patents Post-Grant: Supplemental Examination Rules Issued by USPTO

New Mechanism to Cleanse Inequitable Conduct Yesterday, the USPTO issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to outline the procedures for conducting supplemental examination ( here ). (See the earlier discussion on the related changes to patent reexamination fees provided by this Notice). As a reminder...