Pharmaceutical Online Guest Column: New And Improved Third-Party Submissions

09/13/2012

One of the many opportunities enhanced by the America Invents Act (AIA)patent reform legislation, enacted inSeptember 2011, is the expanded submission of prior art references into pending patent applications of thirdparties, such as marketplace competitors and non-practicing entities. Given the broad footprint the AIA is making in the patent turf, this topic deserves at least a second column following our July 10, 2012 AIA. Let us turn to pre-issuance third-party patent submissions.

Excerpted from Pharmaceutical Online, September 13, 2012. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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