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Scott A. McKeown
Patent Office Releases 2009 Reexamination Stats

–Concurrent Litigation a Driving Force– The USPTO has released their year end statistics for ex parte and inter par tes patent reexamination. The ex parte statistics may be found here , the inter partes here . Ex parte numbers are down...

Scott A. McKeown
Moving Toward a More Efficient Inter Partes Reexamination Proceeding

Inter partes reexamination, has created new opportunities for the public to challenge the patentability of some or all claims of issued patents filed on or after November 29, 1999 and to actively participate at each stage in the reexamination proceedings...

Scott A. McKeown
The Rambus Patent Rexaminations

Fashioning New and Improved Weapons? Rambus® has been on quite a roll recently, successfully navigating countless legal challenges to their DRAM patent portfolio in the federal courts. In widely publicized patent based disputes with Infineon,...

Robert Mattson and Lindsay Kile
Is Evidence of a Concurrent Reexamination Admissible in Litigation? (Part III of IV)

As a result of the popularity of reexamination, courts are frequently faced with the issue of whether evidence of parallel reexamination proceedings should be considered at trial. In our previous posts, “Is Evidence of Parallel Reexamination Proceedings...

Tags: Litigation
Scott A. McKeown
USPTO Reexamination of Means Plus Function Claims

–A Tale of Two Statutes – When explaining the reexamination practices relating to means plus function claims, I am often reminded of my favorite line from the movie Goodfellas. In the movie, Joe Pesci explains a painting (right) on his...

Scott A. McKeown
Patent Reform Percolating?

With the Obama administration seemingly reigning in their health care reform ambitions, it may be that the never ending saga of Patent Reform may once again be percolating in Washington D.C. President Obama’s recent comments on the value of a strong...