Don't Let Your Right To Inter Partes Review Slip Away

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.[1] 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...
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