Patentees Should Now Consider Reissue As Strategic Option

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT) -- Reissue applications have traditionally been viewed as remedial in nature, allowing a patentee to correct inadvertent errors in an issued patent. However, recent changes in the law have imbued reissues with much more versatility than their earlier incarnations. Patentees should now consider whether a reissue application should form part of their portfolio strategy.

In the world of patents, there is an unwritten rule to “always keep something pending” when a patent application is directed to subject matter considered especially valuable. It is easy to understand why...
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