Appeals from the Central Reexamination Unit- Version 2
- Robert Greene Sterne, Jon E. Wright, Lori A. Gordon & Byron L. Pickard
- Sedona Patent Litigation Conference
In this article, the authors discuss hot topics and new developments in reexamination appeals, address after-final practice in reexamination proceedings and appeals from the Central Reexamination Unit to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. This article also examines advocacy before the Board, including briefing and oral hearing and also deals with appeals from the Board to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The article concludes with a presentation and discussion of the most recent reexamination statistics from the CRU and the Board.
This article was published in conjunction with the 2010 Sedona Patent Litigation Conference materials.