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New Standard in Effect for Granting Inter Partes Reexaminations

USPTO ISSUING NEW RULES CONCERNING INTER PARTES REEXAMINATION — On September 16, after the President signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act into law, the USPTO announced new rules governing the provisions of the Act relating to Inter Partes Reexamination that … Continue reading

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Let The Reformation Begin! Patent Reform Act Passes

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) passed the Senate on Thursday, 89-9, after more than six years of work – sometimes sporadic – by the various interested parties. Although President Obama hailed the bill as creating jobs by streamlining … Continue reading

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Judge Michel Takes “Patent Reform” Bills To Task

In an interview with Intellectual Property Watch, former Chief Judge Paul R. Michel set forth, in one place, all of the most problematic (Ed.: read, “worst”) features of the Leahy Smith America Invents Act, versions of which have been passed … Continue reading

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