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To Re-Exam Or Not To Re-Exam? That Is The Question

Law360 (March 31, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT) -- Congress established the re-examination process more than 25 years ago to enhance patent quality and as a viable alternative to costly and lengthy federal court litigation. The re-examination process, which gives the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office a chance to assess the validity of issued patent claims in view of new prior art, is especially important today, as the increase in new patents has arguably resulted in a decrease in the quality of some of those patents.

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