Non-prior art based supplemental examination requests

International Law Office
May 2014

Simon Roberts, Jason Okun and Jason Johnson provide a helpful review of the relatively new supplemental examination request procedure that can be used to insulate a patentee from allegations of inequitable conduct in future litigations. The authors include valuable insights they learned in their preparation of what they believe to be the first supplemental examination request based on non-prior art information granted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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