Ethical Considerations in Reissues and Reexaminations (2011)

Gerald M. Murphy, Jr., Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch & Barbara L. Mullin, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Reissue v. ReExam

  • Allows correction of defects that result from inadvertent error -- cannot be used to rectify Inequitable Conduct
  • Required oath: patent is wholly or partly inoperative or invalid
  • Must identify at least one error and state that all errors occurred without deceptive intent

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