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Concluded Ex Parte Reexamination Results Ignored by District Court?

Estoppel of 35 USC § 317(b) Applies Only to Inter Partes Patent Reexamination One of the risks often associated with ex parte patent reexamination is that an outcome favorable to a patent holder is considered to "gold plate" a patent that is later asserted against the requester...

Turning Off an Inter Partes Patent Reexamination

Can an Ongoing Patent Reexamination be Stopped? With most patent reexaminations now being conducted concurrent to a district court or ITC proceeding, a common question of such plaintiffs is "what becomes of the patent reexamination once the litigation settles?" In the case of ex parte...