Senate Sends Patent Reform Bill to the White House
It only took 6 years, roughly the
same time it takes many patent filers to navigate the USPTO.
Nevertheless, a new chapter in U.S Patent law begins in a matter of days
Yesterday the Senate overwhelming...
Claim Changes in Patent Reexamination & Reexamination Certificates
When faced with the assertion of a patent of dubious validity,
prospective defendants increasingly resort to patent reexamination as a
cost effective mechanism to dissolve the...
Patent Reform & Inter Partes Review
Last week, I discussed some important changes to inter partes patent reexamination
that will become effective immediately upon enactment of the patent
reform legislation. Namely, that the standard for initiating...
2011 AIPLA Economic Survey
The cost of legal services will vary,
depending upon the expertise of the attorney, market rates in a given
area, and the unique aspects of a given project. In an attempt to
provide a rough gauge on the expected costs...
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...
USPTO Updates Patent Reissue Practice to be Consistent with In re Tanaka
The USPTO has now issued a Notice entitled " Clarification of Criteria for Reissue Error in View of In re Tanaka ."
As a reminder, Ex parte Tanaka
was decided in...
Parallel Patent Reexamination Qualifies as Newly Discovered Evidence Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b)
It is well established that the USPTO
utilizes different standards of evidence and claim interpretation in
patent reexamination. Likewise, there is...