Leveraging The Patent Re-Examination

Law360, New York (September 3, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT) -- With re-examination of issued patents firmly planted in the intellectual property mainstream, it is increasingly important to convey to the business leaders and decision makers just how useful this tool can be. Almost every business transaction that touches a patent should consider ramifications of a request for re-examination of that patent.

Understanding how, when and why to request or defend re-examination of a patent can further business objectives in transactional, venture capital, litigation and licensing realms. Like most powerful tools, re-examinations are effective if used wisely,...
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