Don't Let Your Right To Inter Partes Review Slip Away
August 29, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT
Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT) -- The replacement of inter partes re-examination with inter partes review on Sept. 16, 2012, will have several important implications for patentees and patent challengers. After this date, inter partes review will be the only United States Patent and Trademark Office mechanism for challenging a patent with third-party participation outside the initial nine-month post-grant review period.
While many have focused on the expansion of inter partes review to cover all patents — not just those filed on or after Nov. 29, 1999, as with inter partes re-examination...