Did Therasense Moot Supplemental Examination?
Supplemental Examination, as currently proposed in the patent reform legislation ,
would enable Patentees to effectively cure inequitable conduct for all
but the most offensive conduct. This reform provision was designed to
combat the plague of inequitable...
New Mechanism to Cleanse Inequitable Conduct
Yesterday, the USPTO issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to outline the procedures for conducting supplemental examination ( here ). (See the earlier discussion on the related changes to patent reexamination fees provided by this Notice).
As a reminder...