“Patent Review, Three Years In: The Pendulum Swings”
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 09/03/15 By Nicole A. Bashor and Christopher J. Fahy
Below is an excerpt:
Intellectual property practitioners have been using the post-grant proceedings codified in the America Invents Act to challenge issued patents for almost three years now.
The object of the post-grant proceedings is to allow a way to review the validity of patents through the use of a faster, less expensive adjudication at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board instead of through U.S. District Court patent litigation. The post-grant proceedings became available in September 2012, and the three-year check-in point is fast approaching.
Originally published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, September 3, 2015