Reminder: There's More Than One Way To Amend A Patent

By Ryan Davis (April 26, 2019, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A recent notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details how patent owners can use reissue and reexamination proceedings to amend patents during or even after an America Invents Act review, highlighting potential strategies for preserving patents that can be overlooked.

The office published a Federal Register notice April 22 in response to what it said were requests for clarification about the available patent amendment options, beyond asking the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to alter claims in inter partes review and other AIA proceedings.

The notice only summarized existing options and did not alter them or create any new...

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