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Litigation after the AIA: more of the same?

USA - June 3 2013 Two provisions of the September 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) were adopted in an apparent attempt to reform certain aspects of patent...

Jay P. Lessler, Michael C. Greenbaum, Bruce D. George, Peter S. Weissman.

Inter Partes Review

USA - May 20 2013 Inter Partes Review is a new post-grant proceeding created by the AIA for challenging a patent. Inter Partes Review replaces and improves upon Inter...

Jay P. Lessler, Michael C. Greenbaum, Bruce D. George, Peter S. Weissman.

Reduced “micro entity” government fees available for certain patent applicants

USA - April 2 2013 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has established rules and a fee schedule providing a 75 "micro entity" discount for many fees...

Jay P. Lessler, Michael C. Greenbaum, Bruce D. George, Peter S. Weissman, David J. Edmondson.

Rehabilitate your patent now: supplemental examination

USA - February 12 2013 New with the America Invents Act ("Act") is a procedure, available only to a patent owner, for supplemental examination of an issued patent. This is...

Jay P. Lessler, Michael C. Greenbaum, Bruce D. George, Peter S. Weissman.