Use of the Inter-partes / Exparte Review is an attempt to invalidate the asserted patent and can lead to stay of the patent litigation, which may offer strategic cost advantage. In recent years, re-examination has been increasingly used as an avenue to invalidate a patent in light of prior arts not known or appreciated at the time of examination. At present, Inter Partes Re-Examination has been replaced with the following, whereas one being available immediately after patent issuance, and the other one becoming available only after the period for the first one has passed.
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Numerous factors impact the likelihood of success in IPR or a litigation, most important being the strength of the prior art. At Researchwire, we provide you with:
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- Identify prior art which raises a “substantial question of patentability”.
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