Was Apple Inc a easier target for challenging patents after change of law in 2011

It was conversed with a Federal Court by Samsung that the patent office of the United States had discarded all of the claims of the Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) patent. This was specified by a Journal as the foundation of the case by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in opposition to Samsung.

In the month of October, it was cautiously concluded by the Patent and Trademark Office that all the 20 claims of an additional Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent, were not valid. Before two weeks, the “touchscreen heuristics” patent was nullified by the Patent and Trademark Office.

All of the three rulings are derived from the amendments in the patent law of the United States that was passed by the Congress in the previous year as a section to the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act.

Major stipulations of the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act makes it considerably simpler to question a patent even after it has received approval. This can be done for $17,750 to be paid as the filing fee. Anyone can put forward a request to the Patent Office for it to act on a review of the patent after its approval on grounds of invalidity.

Also, the modified law puts Patent office in a difficult situation as it cannot reject the review. In all of the three patents, an investigator of patent established to re-visit the claims by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) basis latest protestation and concluded that a draft of the case was possible.

Now the load falls on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and it is expected to defend all what it claims.

The most important point is that with the lowering of the barriers and much of discussion on the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s claims being valid, there are enormous challenges that will be emerging in the future.

The proceedings in the review after the approval being received, is quite similar to the ex parte reexaminations as far as their goal is concerned. These are both utilized for a patent to be challenged after its issuance. Numerous mechanisms are now available to be able to challenge or oppose a patent after its approval. The most commonly used and the know means are ex parte reexamination, review of covered business method patents, post grant review and inter partes review

All of the patents by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) were confronted with the request called ex parte reexamination and was filed in May.

Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) closed at $521.73

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Published by Viraj Shah

Viraj Shah has done M.Com (Finance) and currently pursuing CFP. He is a technical analyst who tracks US markets along with other global markets like India very closely. He is very passionate about stocks and believes that money can always be made in market.

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