AIA

Does it strike anyone as odd that the Patent Office would require patent applicants to jump through a series of quite onerous hoops, spend tens of thousands of dollars and wait between five to ten years to get a patent issued only to then turn around and sell the opportunity to challengers to defeat the patents that the agency just ostensibly put their stamp of approval on and which are supposed to be statutorily presumed to be valid property rights? Welcome to the brave new world of the AIA!

-Gene Quinn

AIA

“If there really is an explosion in the number of cases filed, I don’t think the USPTO will have the man power and brainpower to address all the issues, Just […]

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Given the huge impact of the AIA and its IPR proceedings on the US economy, on corporate valuations, and on the value provided to individual inventors, it is time for […]

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It is usually better, if possible, to remedy problems through iterative changes by courts or the Administration rather than statutorily. Changing a statute is difficult and is usually the result […]

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“The power and complexity of IPR trials really rewards a sophisticated approach from either side. What initially was considered a death squad became a place where both sides can prevail […]

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For a cash-constrained company, IPR proceedings give them options to challenge a patent without taking on the burden of full-blown litigation. Even if a company has the means to take […]

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Post AIA, It isn’t enough to file just any patent application and to prosecute it in an ordinary way. Instead, the new goal is to obtain issuance of an IPR-proof patent. –Richard Beem

Our patent system is in trouble. An entire class of legal instruments, once lauded as worthy and essential elements in a free-market economy built upon innovation, has become suspect. What’s […]