Lessons From The 1st Year Of Supplemental Examination

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 1:17 PM EST) -- ​Supplemental examination proceedings became available to patent owners on Sept. 16, 2012, for any in-force U.S. patent, regardless of filing or issue date. The first year of supplemental examination proceedings provides several lessons for patent owners considering supplemental examination.

Supplemental Examination Overview

Supplemental examination permits a patent owner to request additional examination of its issued patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office so that the office may consider, reconsider, or correct information believed to be relevant to the patent. A request for supplemental examination...
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