Intellectual property litigation counsel Matthew Rizzolo (Washington, D.C.) was quoted in June 28 – 30 articles in the National Law Journal and Law360 examining the U.S. Senate’s STRONGER Patents Act of 2017.
Mr. Rizzolo explains that the STRONGER Patents Act differs from previous patent legislation by taking a more significant pro-patent owner stand. He notes that the bill would raise the burden of proof and change the standing requirement in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings to bring them in line with federal district court standards, which would largely disincentivize the use of such proceedings. The proposed law would also overrule at least five patent-related U.S. Supreme Court decisions from the last 12 years on issues such as permanent injunctions, induced infringement and divided infringement.
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