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Patents Post-Grant: Inter Partes Patent Reexamination Standard to Tighten in 30 Days

Enactment of America Invents Act to Change Inter Partes Patent Reexamination Practice Immediately The USPTO is currently hard at work preparing to implement and adapt agency practices to comport with the various provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. As many features of the legislation...

Patents Post-Grant: USPTO Prepares to End Inter Partes Patent Reexamination

Draft Rules Released by USPTO to Transition to New Inter Partes Review Proceeding Upon enactment of the America Invents Act on September 16, 2011, the USPTO was forced to change their previous SNQ based analysis for granting a request for inter partes patent reexamination . The new standard for any...