The Fate Of Re-Examination Under Patent Reform
As a result, the number of re-examination filings has increased and re-examinations have become a popular subject in patent discourse, renewing Congress' interest in the area.
First introduced by statute on Dec. 12, 1980, ex parte re-examinations allowed anyone to submit prior art that raised a substantial new question of patentability against any enforceable patent.
It was not until the major statutory reform on Nov. 29, 1999, that...
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