Patent Office Litigation Update: Conducting CRU Oral Hearings in Ex Parte Reexamination

Under the new contested proceeding rules, a patent owner or a third-party requester can file an ex parte reexamination request. In such cases, an interview at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) is absolutely essential for success. In this video, Robert Greene Sterne, founding director of intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., explains how to successfully conduct an oral interview at the CRU in an ex parte reexamination.

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