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Posted by John M. Burke, Esq. | Jan 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Caseiro Burke is pleased to announce that Chris A. Caseiro successfully defended against a reexamination proceeding filed against our client by one of its competitors. An Ex Parte Reexamination occurs when a third party (or the owner of the patent) petitions the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO”) to reexamine a patent to verify that the subject matter described in the patent is patentable.

In this matter, a competitor of our client petitioned for reexamination alleging that the method patent was invalid in view of a number of references the competitor contended described our client's method. In response to the petition, Attorney Caseiro argued that the cited references failed to describe each step of the method claimed in our client's patent. After reviewing both Parties' arguments, the USPTO agreed with Attorney Caseiro and the reexamination was terminated leaving all the claims in the patent intact.

According to the USPTO, more than 75% of reexaminations approved by the USPTO result in a limitation of the claims or a complete cancellation of the patent. That was not the case here. Congratulations to our client on this excellent outcome!

Chris A. Caseiro

Chris A. Caseiro, Esq.

Chris A. Caseiro is a registered United States patent attorney who has extensive knowledge and experience in intellectual property law. With over 25 years of experience, Chris assists and counsels individual inventors and businesses in patent prosecution, licensing and enforcement in a variety of technical fields and works with agents around the world in establishing patent rights in a variety of countries for his clients. In addition to his robust patent practice, Chris works with trademark and service mark owners to determine the registrability, protection, licensing and enforcement of their marks in the United States and abroad and assists clients in protecting trademark rights and defending against assertions of trademark infringement. He also assists authors in registering copyrights in their works, and license and enforce their copyrights.  Learn more about Chris by clicking here.

Caseiro Burke is an intellectual property law firm providing legal services to individuals and businesses around the world. We offer clients creative, cost-effective and reliable legal solutions in all intellectual property matters. Our dedication to the practice of intellectual property law provides our clients with the focus of attention necessary to establish, protect and commercialize their innovations. Whether you are a sole inventor looking for patent protection for your invention, a distillery protecting its brand or a manufacturing company asserting or defending a patent infringement claim, Caseiro Burke will work with you to achieve effective results.

About the Author

John M. Burke, Esq.

John has represented clients in matters before state and federal courts in a variety of legal proceedings, including contract and business disputes, criminal defense and general civil matters. Since joining Caseiro Burke, John has used his litigation experience to better assist clients in taking a proactive approach in protecting their intellectual property.


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