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Can Inequitable Conduct be Cured Via Patent Reexamination?

Last Friday two decisions of the Federal Circuit touched upon patent reexamination practices. In this post we will examine the first decision, Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. Universal Security Instruments, Inc./Shanghai Meihao Electric Inc. v. Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc . In this...

Issuance of Continuation Patents During Litigation Undermine Defense to Willful Infringement

Texas Court Likens Issuance of Continuation Patents During Litigation to Patent Reexamination As discussed yesterday, willful infringement exists where an accused infringer acted "despite an objectively high likelihood that its actions constituted infringement of a valid patent ." In...