Inter Partes Reexamination: Formalities, Substance & Case Studies

Eugene T. Perez & Gerald M. Murphy, Jr.

Topics
  • General requirements - patents that qualify and who can file
  • Specific requirements and considerations
    • Proposing a substantial new question of patentability
    • Estoppel
    • The “real party in interest”
    • Intervening rights
  • Granting the reexam request
  • Timelines for PO and TPR
  • Office Actions and Responses by PO and TPR
  • Use of Petitions
  • Appeal

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