How to Challenge a Design Patent Application

Mission Impossible: Can you block a design patent application? Design patent applications are not publicly viewable. It can be nearly impossible to figure out what design patent applications are pending. Suppose your competitor indicates that their product is patent-pending. If they filed a design patent application, you won’t be able to see it unless and […]

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What is a patent reexamination?

What is an ex parte (1-sided) patent reexamination request? Suppose you have at least $500,000 to spend challenging a patent. With a sizable budget, you can pursue litigation-like options such as Post Grant Review (PGR) or Inter Partes Review (IPR). But, what if you don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend? An ex […]

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