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Rothwell Figg Attorney Derek F. Dahlgren Quoted in IP Law360 Article

Amendments Case Could Help Patents Survive AIA Review

August 17, 2016

Rothwell Figg attorney Derek F. Dahlgren was quoted in an IP Law360 article discussing a recent case the Federal Circuit has decided to consider en banc, which has the potential to lower the high bar patent owners now face when trying to amend their claims in America Invents Act reviews. This change could boost the chances that patents will emerge from the popular proceedings with viable claims.

Mr. Dahlgren was quoted as saying, “In theory, amendment practice is supposed to be a valuable option for patent owners to navigate the AIA process...In practice, it really hasn’t been.” He concluded by saying, "“AIA proceedings have proven to be a very effective way to challenge patents, and this case could give patent owners a little more recourse if they find themselves caught in these proceedings."

The entire article can be read on the IP Law360 web site, at http://www.law360.com/articles/828728/amendments-case-could-help-patents-survive-aia-review.