Inter Partes Patent Reexamination is Not Always the Best Choice
In the case of Inventio AG v. Otis Elevator Co. (SDNY) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] , the Court found that entry of a permanent injunction was against public...
Inter Partes Patent Reexamination Filings Pose Challenge to Lodsys
Late Friday, Google announced that it had filed inter partes patent
reexamination requests against two of the now infamous Lodsys patents,
7,222,078 , and 7,620,565 . Over the...
Patent Reform Provisions to Impact Technology Companies?
The race to the USPTO door may start very shortly for those defendants charged with infringement of a "business method patent."
Patent reform legislation is ostensibly poised for...
Final Patent Reexamination Result to Dissolve Injunction
A defendant's request to delay entry of a permanent injunction until reexamination concludes is more likely to be well-taken by a district court when the reexamination is near conclusion...
NTP Decision Explains Propriety of 112 Analysis in Patent Reexamination
MPEP §§ 2258 and 2658 explain that, during a reexamination
proceeding, the USPTO will not analyze originally issued claim language
with respect to 35 U.S.C. §...
CAFC Revisits "Loser Estoppel" in Patent Reexamination
While reexamination is often initiated
parallel to litigation, some have relied upon reexamination in
post-trial settings to get out from under injunctions and/or jury
Debt Ceiling Raised, Job Bills On Deck
With debt ceiling Armageddon now averted in
the 11th hour (depending upon your perspective), Congress has turned
its attention to election season addressing the economy. As previously discussed, the patent...