An Insider’s View of the New Patent Laws

AIChE Webinar
Originally delivered Jun 26, 2013

Robert Stoll, who recently ended his government service as the Commissioner for Patents, teaches practitioners about the complexities of the new America Invents Act. He explains how patentees can better protect their valuable patents and how challengers can advantage their positions in contesting competitors’ patents. He provides insights about the factors to evaluate when deciding whether to use the new Inter Partes Review procedures and the Post Grant Review procedures or to go to the courts instead. He discusses the tactics that would provide the best outcomes in both procedures.

Mr. Stoll details how the new Supplemental Examination procedures will function and talks about the changes to inequitable conduct in the United States. He provides insight relating to some recent case law decisions and tips about how to improve your chances of getting a good patent from the USPTO

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Robert Stoll

Robert L. Stoll is a partner on the Patent team at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. He earned his J.D. 1985 from the Catholic University of America and his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1979 from the University of Maryland. As the former USPTO Commissioner for Patents, he was instrumental in the passage of landmark patent legislation, the America Invests Act, and lauded for his efforts to reduce patent pendency and improve patent quality. He has spent his career improving the intellectual property system and educating the public, applicants, corporations and foreign governments on...

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