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Patent Reexamination Effectively Terminated by BPAI for Lack of SNQ

Expanded BPAI Panel Shoots Down Repackaged SNQ Since In re Swanson , the standard for establishing a Substantial New Question of Patentability (SNQ) in a patent reexamination has been quite liberal. A requester need only establish that the submitted art be presented in a new light . Thus, previously...

Patents Post-Grant: SNQ Review Options in Patent Reexamination

SNQ Review Options Vary Significantly Between Ex Parte & Inter Partes Patent Reexamination As discussed back in March relative to inter partes reexamination, the proper mechanism for seeking review of a denied Substantial New Question Of Patentability (SNQ) may depend on the status of the...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLPS: Belkin International, Inc. v. Kappos - A Cautionary Tale in the Intricate Arena of Inter Partes Reexamination

By Michael Murphy and Martin Bader On Tuesday of last week [Oct. 2nd], the Federal Circuit held that a party bringing a request for inter-partes reexamination may not appeal a decision by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that certain prior art does not raise a substantial new question...