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Congress Combats Patent Trolls by Revising Post-Issuance Proceedings


Congress Combats Patent Trolls by Revising Post-Issuance Proceedings

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Patent trolls, beware!  Patent reform legislation currently pending in both houses of Congress is aimed at fixing what is considered by many as a broken patent system and at reducing the flood of corresponding litigation.  Among a plethora of other modifications, the proposed bills would make changes to both the post-grant review (PGR) and the […]

What You Need To Know About Post-Grant Review

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Among the many changes to the U.S. patent system wrought by the America Invents Act of 2011 was the introduction of review options that become available to third parties after a patent is granted.

Section 112 Rejections: Getting It Right Post-AIA

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Historically, when patent applicants received office actions rejecting their patent applications, one of the most common failed requirements cited by the patent examiner is related to Section 112: Specification. Many otherwise sound patent applications have run afoul of this seemingly straightforward section of patent law, which requires the applicant to spell out a precise description […]