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Patent Challengers get additional Preissuance Challenge Option after Leahy-Smith Bill Passes

Pre-Issuance Challenge Option Added Section 8 of the Act provides for additional pre-issuance submissions by third parties by amending 35 U.S.C. 122.  Written submission of the relevance of a patent application,  patent, published patent application, or other printed publication must … Continue reading

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Post-Grant Review and Estoppel in the Current Patent Reform Bill

When the Senate returns from recess next month it will be debating patent reform, and in particular the Leahy-Smith  America Invents Act.  A copy of the redlined version passed by the House is found here.  (thanks to Brad Pedersen of Patterson Thuente Christensen … Continue reading

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