Patent Reform Law To Curb Inequitable Conduct Claims

Law360, San Diego (September 23, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT) -- The new patent reform law’s supplemental examination provision, which gives patent owners a chance to clear up problems with their patents before launching infringement litigation, will boost the value of the intellectual property and drive down claims of inequitable conduct, attorneys say.

The review provision of the America Invents Act — which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Sept. 16 — allows patent holders a chance to correct mistakes they failed to catch during prosecution.

Once information relevant to the patent is submitted...
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