USPTO Stays Re-Exam Pending AIA Review Of Same Patent

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week put on hold a re-examination of a Lennon Image Technologies LLC patent until the agency completes a recently filed America Invents Act review of the same patent, saying that conducting both could lead to inconsistencies.

In possibly the first ruling to address the interaction between pending re-examinations and the AIA's new inter partes review proceeding, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decided on Aug. 6 to stay the re-exam, which has been pending for close to a year,...
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