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Patents Post-Grant: USPTO to Break Patent Troll Business Model in September?

Contingency Model Undermined by New USPTO Post Grant Proceedings Non-practicing entities or "patent trolls" are generally those plaintiffs that seek to enforce patent rights against an industry in which they themselves do not compete. Stated another way, an NPE's only business is patent...

Patents Post-Grant: Settling Post Grant Patent Proceedings

Will Contesting Parties Embrace the New Post Grant Settlement Provision? One of the more intriguing provisions of the new post grant patent proceedings of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the ability to settle these patentability disputes by agreement. Unlike existing patent reexamination practices...

Patents Post-Grant: Obtaining an Electronic Filing Date at the PTAB

Satisfying the Electronic Filing Requirements of PRPS As discussed earlier this week [Aug. 20-24], the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO will shortly begin rolling out a new electronic filing system to support the post grant patent trial proceedings of the America invents Act. Unless...