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Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Publishes 2nd Edition of Patent Office Litigation

  • 02.22.17

Washington, DC (February 22, 2017) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is proud to announce the publication, by Thomson Reuters, of Patent Office Litigation -- Second Edition authored by nearly 70 Sterne Kessler attorneys, who have handled over 600 of the nearly 6,000 proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The treatise provides readers with fresh and comprehensive explorations of all aspects of contested patent proceedings before the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), and the interplay with the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), US District Courts, US International Trade Commission (USITC), US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit), complex patent preparation and prosecution strategies before the USPTO, and patent enforcement in other jurisdictions, such as the European Union and the proposed Unified Patent Court.

A highly readable publication geared toward business executives, patent owners, accused infringers, litigators, and IP professionals grappling with IP challenges in today's global economy, Patent Office Litigation -- Second Edition, analyzes the latest patent proceedings, how the USPTO has handled them, and the implications for patent owners and petitioners at the PTAB. In addition to providing an overview of PTAB proceedings and appeals to the Federal Circuit, the comprehensive publication provides overviews of comparable proceedings in selected countries providing an invaluable international perspective in IP law.

"It was essential for us to publish a second edition of this PTAB practitioner's go-to resource as the patent law landscape has changed in complex and profound ways since our first edition of the book was published in 2012," said co-editor Robert Greene Sterne.

"We have expanded our coverage to include international patent proceedings on enforcement and licensing that also takes into account Brexit, the European Union, and the proposed European Unified Patent Court system. The international perspective is important for innovators, no matter how large or small," said co-editor Jason D. Eisenberg.

"We have handled over 600 proceedings before the PTAB since the Board was established as an outcome of the America Invents Act (AIA)," said Michael B. Ray, managing director of Sterne Kessler. "With our deep knowledge and expertise in patent proceedings, we are thrilled to provide new critical information and analysis to practitioners and clients dealing with the complexities in the ever-changing patent world."

Patent Office Litigation -- Second Edition has been published both in paper and electronic versions and is available to purchase from Thomson Reuters.  The first edition of the book was published in 2012 after the PTAB was established with the passage of the AIA. The current edition will be continually updated in the electronic format.

About Sterne Kessler

Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, D.C., Sterne Kessler is dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students and technical specialists include some of the country's most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced level degree, including over 50 with masters degrees and more than 55 with a doctorate in science or engineering -- credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.

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