Thursday, October 24, 2013

Teresa Stanek Rea at AIPLA on bad patents

From Timothy B. Lee post Patent office to Congress: Please let us invalidate more bad patents

In remarks at the American Intellectual Property Law Association, acting USPTO director Teresa Stanek Rea called for the expansion of what is known as the "covered business method" program, which would allow defendants in patent cases to ask the patent office to give patents a second look.

"The White House and USPTO support legislation that expands the coverage of this program, for a similar period of time and with a comparable sunset, to include a limited range of software-related patents," she said. She argued that "the scope of reviewed patents should be carefully defined and appropriately limited so as not to run afoul of our obligations under trade agreements."


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