Post-grant review and Inter Partes Review now offer efficient ways to challenge a patent subject to such review. In a sort of administrative trial, the Patent Office will re-evaluate whether the patent is valid based on prior art and other issues often invoked to attack the validity of patents. The process is relatively quick and, … Continue reading Patent Arbitration Part XXVI: Why Not Just Go for USPTO Review?
In this series, we have been discussing patent arbitration. The discussion has ranged from the benefits and drawbacks of arbitrating patent issues, to the statutory basis for patent arbitration, and from preparing and presenting your case at hearing, to attempts to vacate the award. I had earlier promised to focus specifically on arbitration appeals and … Continue reading Arbitrating the Patent Case Part XXV: Appeals