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Re-Examination Request: To File Or Not To File?

Law360 (April 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patent re-examinations, which question the validity of a patent, have become increasingly popular strategic defensive weapons in high stakes patent litigation. Once considered an obscure administrative procedure, re-examinations are now changing the way patent litigation is fought and won.

Deciding whether and when to file a re-examination request can be as important as preparing the filing itself. You can make a good decision by realistically and comprehensively defining the objectives that you seek through re-examination, and then assessing statistics that account for those objectives to understand...
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