Now you see it…
This year’s Ocean Tomo US law firm patent quality ratings are published at a time when improving the standard of granted rights has become a hot-button issue. But as the case law continues to evolve and post-issuance reviews prove wildly popular, determining exactly what is meant by ‘patent quality’ can be tricky
In many ways, patent quality is as elusive as a white rabbit in a magician’s hat. Thanks to case law that is in constant flux and the new post-issuance review proceedings, the validity of a patent – and, in essence, its quality – is easier to undermine than ever. A patent filing that just a few years ago might have appeared to be high quality may now be open to challenge in court or through inter partes review. For some patent owners, it is very much a case of now you see it, now you don’t.
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