Ways To Minimize The Risk Of Post-Grant Challenges

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 12:41 PM EST) -- For patent owners the rise of inter partes review challenges and the accompanying limitations on motions to amend from the recent Idle Free decision signal an increasing need for proactive prosecution strategies.

Idle Free — the Framework for Amendments

Since the inception of the America Invents Act post-grant challenges, there has been much speculation as to the scope and impact of patent amendments in such proceedings. On Jan. 7, 2014, in its second institution decision on the merits, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office created precedent in defining the proofs required for a patent...

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