Patent Office Litigation Update: Stays at the U.S. District Court

In this video, Donald R. Banowit, director with the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., discusses the interface between district court patent litigation and contested patentability challenges at the USPTO. Under the America Invents Act, inter partes review and covered business method patent review proceedings are available to challenge the patentability of an issued patent. Given the speed with which these proceedings are required to be conducted, as well as the higher standards for institution, See more +
In this video, Donald R. Banowit, director with the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., discusses the interface between district court patent litigation and contested patentability challenges at the USPTO. Under the America Invents Act, inter partes review and covered business method patent review proceedings are available to challenge the patentability of an issued patent. Given the speed with which these proceedings are required to be conducted, as well as the higher standards for institution, he predicts that there will be more incentive for judges to stay current patent litigation and discusses two recent cases involving stays. See less -

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Topics:  America Invents Act, Covered Business Method Patents, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Patent Reform, Patents, Stays, USPTO

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