In 2011, after TransData filed the patent infringement lawsuits, an anonymous electric meter manufacturer filed four separate ex-parte reexamination
requests against the Smart Meter Patents.
All prior art identified in those proceedings, as well as additional prior art, was considered by the USPTO during the reexamination
A Brief History of Reexamination
and Post-Grant Review
In cases reaching armed or unarmed Islamist organizations, reexaminations
become a phase in the experience of self-criticism necessary to correct the course.
A final resolution of the reexamination
may take from several months to several years.
In 2009, SK Hynix requested reexamination
of claims 18, 24 and 33 of US patent number 6,034,918.
Courts generally weigh three factors when deciding whether to grant a stay pending ex parte reexamination
of the patent at issue: "(1) whether a stay would unduly prejudice or present a clear tactical disadvantage to the non-moving party; (2) whether a stay will simplify the issues in question and trial of the case; and (3) whether discovery is complete and whether a trial date has been set.
The patent remained in effect during the reexamination
If the belief system to which members are dedicated won't stand up to critical reexamination
, they had better reexamine it.
However, the decision is still significant as being one of the first two decisions issued by the CAFC for a utility patent in an inter partes reexamination
Of the available administrative remedies, it is ex parte reexamination
which presents the most viable solution.
Loudon Owen, Chairman of i4i, says, "Put simply Microsoft lost the trial, lost the appeal, and lost the reexamination
Druce also discussed patent reexaminations
as a litigation tool and recent trends in reexamination
netTALK") (OTC:NTLK) announced that it received a United States Patent Office ("USPTO") Ex Parte Reexamination
Certificate ("EPRC") for netTALK's U.
Patent 5,787,449 ('449) that had been put into a reexamination
proceeding by Microsoft.