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Now you see it…

By Richard Lloyd

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...

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Issue 87